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Report: Burmistrov eyes NHL for 2015-16 season

Aug 16, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

According to a report out of Russia, forward Alexander Burmistrov is eyeing a return to the NHL following the 2014-15 season.

Burmistrov, who is Winnipeg Jets property, told Russian hockey reporter Igor Eronko of his career plans on Friday:

SB Nation has more on the report, which claims Burmistrov has already had “positive” discussions with current Jets’ coach Paul Maurice.

Burmistrov, 22, appeared to have issues with then Jets coach, Claude Noel, prior to his decision to leave for the KHL following the 2012-13 season.

The native of Kazan, Russia had 10 goals and 37 points with Ak-Bars of the KHL in 2013-14.

In 194 career NHL games with the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets organization, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound center had 23 goals and 58 points.

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  1. davemeisner - Aug 17, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    This would be HUGE for the Jets.

  2. davemeisner - Aug 17, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Him and Kane play extremely well together.

  3. davemeisner - Aug 17, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Also if you read more of his interviews he says that this is a decision for next summer (2015-16 season). He still has 1 more year in the KHL contract that he won’t be buying out.

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