Chances are a lot of players are going to go to the KHL after this season. The cap is going to go down a bit (not a HUGE amount) and teams are going to start looking at cheaper and younger options as well.
I think Afinogenov & Kovalev are going to the KHL after the season is over.
If the NHL is feeling the financial pinch you better believe the KHL will. Russia's economy has been rocked hard this year.