Do any of the resident Russians know his contract status with CSKA? As I understand it, he's a fairly talented kid that doesn't get a whole lot of ice time under Tikhonov or whoever.
Would it make sense for him to sign with a team that's going to play him? Or does he expect to see added responsibility with CSKA next season?
Tikhonov is gone from what I heard, but I have read anything offical yet. So it looks like CSKA will have a new coach. I have a game of Anshakov on tape (where he plays against Malkin) but from what I recall he got a regular shift.