The photo that accompanies the linked article looks very much like the same photo that SKA posted when they traded for Tarasenko last year. I have also seen no independent confirmation of this "signing" at Elite Prospects dot com, or anywhere else.
I'll believe he's in St. Petersburg when I see his name on an official scoresheet.
Any word on who caved on the issue that previously held the deal up? Basically, will Tarasenko be able to leave for the AHL, if he wants to.
JR reported that he'll return after the lockout...So, I'm guessing that means that Tarasenko's side caved. Which to me it makes sense that SKA and the KHL wouldn't want to accept a clause like that. They already hold uncertainty with the many NHL players they are signing. Why hold even more uncertainty to if those players will actually commit to staying at least the duration of the lockout?