The NHL has signed a memorandum of understanding with the KHL to regulate player transitions between the two leagues.
Based on talent, Russians comprise some of the top prospects entering the 2010 draft, but the risk of losing them to the KHL has teams scared to select them. In fact, the most enigmatic of the group, Kirill Kabanov, may be the safest selection.
The dispute between the NHL and a newly formed Russian hockey league over forward Alexander Radulov appears headed for court.
The NHL refuses to entertain compensation offers from a newly formed Russian hockey league for the signing of forward Alex Radulov while the player was under contract with the Nashville Predators.
Peter Forsberg has decided not to play for his hometown team Modo this season, instead setting his sights on a return to the NHL.