The team kept his rights by giving him a qualifying offer, but he hasn't signed anything and is still an RFA. Nonis said he wants to bring him back, but right now he's apparantly sorting out personal issues in Russia and it's unclear if he'll come back to Manitoba or sign with a European team. So it seems to be up to him whether he's finished with the organization or not.
I don't think FedFed would be able to hack it under the new coach in Winnipeg. Check out this quote from today's Winnipeg Sun.
HELLO KITTY: If some Moose players were dreaming about the silent regime of former coach Stan Smyl, the new bench boss is quickly putting an end to that fantasy.
"Just showing up is not good enough. Some people have been able to do that, some people need prodding -- and they'll get prodded," Carlyle stated.
The head coach let loose on a couple of Moose players during the two-hour skate yesterday, specifically forwards Tim Smith and Justin Morrison, who delivered a dangerous cross-ice pass that was intercepted, inspiring a disgusted Carlyle to offer the winger a seat in the stands.
"I wasn't happy with some people," Carlyle said. "Simple as that."
I hope Nonis does get Fedorov back, except keep him on the big squad and pretty much make this his last chance and if he ****s up trade him, he apparently has a bad attitude and was quite injury prone on the moose.
he's had 2 injuries in his career in the minors... he got a puck in the eye when he was in Columbia for a 2 week stint, and was out the rest of the season. And he had a f-d up wrist which he didn't injury in hockey and had surgery on.