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01-08-2013, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by healthyscratch View Post
McKenzie tweeting that he's hearing rumors of Kovalchuk staying in Russia as well. Nothing confirmed, just rumors.

We all know there's an agreement between the KHL and NHL that players under contract must return to the states. But is it a legal, binding agreement or just a gentlemen's understanding? Could they take these battles to court if they try and stay in Russia? What are the options of NHL teams if they do not return?
It's a drawn out agreement so the player would lose in court.

And since there is an agreement, the players holding out would be ineligible for the Olympics

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