St. John's IceCaps 2012-13
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12-13-2012, 07:51 PM
The Eternal Skeptic
Join Date: Feb 2006
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According to Jim Toth, his injury is such that he wouldn't be able to play until after Christmas so they are letting him go home for the holidays. The picture of AK-Bars made it seem like he was going to play with them, especially since there are reports that he was to return to St. John's after his injury was assessed here.
This is all there is to it. Burmistrov is under contract with the NHL, he cannot jump to KHL unless the Jets have given permission for him to go. The KHL and NHL have signed a MOA preventing players from signing in the other league if there is an active contract in either league (unless the team who holds the contract gives permission).
Honestly, even if the Jets let him go home and play until the lockout ended, I'd be ok with that. He can certainly develop there as much as AHL, maybe even more, since he will allowed to open his game up more and develop his offense more in the skilled KHL, rather than the grinding plodding AHL game.
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