Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets has signed on with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL for the duration of the NHL lockout, his agent Craig Oster of Newport Sports confirmed to ESPN.com.
The KHL and NHL have historically been at odds. But the leagues are trying to upgrade their divisive relationship.
The KHL is still going through some growing pains in its second season, but it is also still standing. And KHL president Alexander Medvedev says there's much more to come.
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.
Wayne Fleming was not fired by Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League but rather benched.