Thread: Confirmed with Link: Farewell Zuke! (Signs with KHL)
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06-02-2012, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Hellion View Post
They (NYR) can offer him a deal (QO), and keep those rights themselves or trade his rights to another NHL club.
He can still go to Russia though, but would not be able to play in the NHL for the next two years if he decides to do so.
If NYR do not qualify him my understanding is that he can sign with any other NHL club and NYR will not be compensated (hence lose his rights).
So technically he could end up playing in NHL next year as his contract with whatstheirname in KHL is reported to have a NHL out clause
Oh. That's interesting. It's just a big chess game: They will obviously qualify him to keep his rights, but need to chip him into a trade to get any value for him as he clearly stated that he wan't stay for a two-way contract. So he'll end up in the NHL somewhere. Otherwise they will get nothing. Can't really see him returning to the NHL ever if he ends up in the Metallurg, regardless of his success. He'll still be an undersized defensive liability in their eyes (not that he is IMO), and how can he prove that wrong in the KHL?

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