Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Vladimir Tarasenko to SKA St. Petersburg
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09-25-2012, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Theokritos View Post
I wonder about the status of Tarasenko's transfer and contract. He was assigned to Peoria on September 14th and therefore is not among the locked out NHL players. Andy Strickland has reported ( that an "assignment clause was included in the contract Tarasenko signed with the Blues and the organization is simply assigning him to his KHL club in St. Petersburg." That's completely different from NHL lockout transfers like Kovalchuk to SKA and so on. What's the legal status of the assignement? Is Tarasenko loaned from Peoria to St.Petersburg?
He's not loaned. The ssignment to Peoria is to close out any legal issues in the NHL. It doesn't matter for the KHL. For KHL he's a STL player signed by SKA within the 3 NHLers limit. There is no difference between a player with a one way contract and a two way in this case.

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