Thread: Confirmed with Link: Farewell Zuke! (Signs with KHL)
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06-01-2012, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by quentez View Post
Will Rangers still give him a QO to keep his rights for a few years?
Possibly, although it wouldnt serve any purpose. If they do give him a QO, i think they would retain his rights for the next 2 years (?), but he is signed for 2 years in the KHL.

Since the main reason for giving a QO is to "bar" other teams from signing the player, it would not serve any purpose at this point. Then again, they might just to have it on paper.

If i am to speculate, as i think the timing was a tad strange, i would imagine that he saw it as extremely likely that the Rangers would be giving him a QO that was also 2-way, and the likelihood of getting signed by someone else in the league was next to zero (due to the QO).

So he might have decided early that the KHL was his best bet for development and ice time. Just speculating *shrugs*

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