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11-28-2012, 06:32 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waterloo Ontario
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I think Sarina's season would have to be over for that to happen.
I am not sure if this is true. Here is an article outlining what happened.
I you look at the following passages:
At the time, Hockey Canada claimed it would not sign the transfer card because Yakupov was contractually bound to play for his former OHL team, the Sarnia Sting, during the NHL lockout. The Sting, in turn, claimed they had no part in denying Yakupov the opportunity to play in the KHL.
“We wouldn't do anything to hinder any kid," said Sarnia head coach and GM Jacques Beaulieu at the time. "We're not in the business of standing in the way of any player's development. We would never do that."
In Friday's announcement, the Canadian and Russian organizations said the following:
“The OHL has determined that Yakupov had no independent legal advice when, at the age of 17 years old, he signed his contract with Sarnia.
“His release goes into effect immediately.”
it would seem that Yakupov has no more contractual obligation to the Sting. As such I believe that there is a good chance he would be allowed to play in OKC once his season in the KHL is over.
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