Jiri Hudler is coming back to play for the Detroit Red Wings.
The International Ice Hockey Federation has approved the disputed transfer of Jiri Hudler from the Detroit Red Wings to Dynamo Moscow.
The NHL has scheduled an arbitration hearing July 30 for Jiri Hudler, who says he's leaving the Detroit Red Wings to join Dynamo Moscow of Russia's Continental Hockey League.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the league has opposed Jiri Hudler's signing with Dynamo Moscow, officially communicating its concerns to the International Ice Hockey Federation and the Kontinental Hockey League.
A Kontinental Hockey League spokesman confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday that Detroit Red Wings forward Jiri Hudler plans to play in the Russian league this upcoming season.
Ottawa Senators wing Martin Havlat is the latest NHL star to join the Russian league during the lockout.