Lokomotiv has two goalies now, Sanford and Kolesnik. In addition, Mezin will sign contract with Loko at an early date. And i'm stongly doubt, that Varlamov signs with the team.
My thoughts: it's may be Kulikov, Anisimov and one of this pair - Grachev or Loktionov.
Sanford is injured and Varlamov would be such a huge improvement in goal i can't see Loko missing out on that opportunity only if he's available.
Both Grachev and Loktionov have a 2-way deals so i guess they will stay in the AHL. Furthermore, i believe Loko has money to sign an impact player and they wouldn't want to waste one of three spots on guy like Grachev who would be 2nd/3rd line player. I mean he had 10 points in 39 AHL games last season
Last edited by SoundAndFury: 09-11-2012 at 08:59 AM.
Club can sign 3 NHLers who are not sent to farm team (two way deal)
Russian club can sign one foreigner who,
1.played at least 150 NHL games in last 3 season OR
2.played KHL before (Hudler etc) OR
3.winner of SC, finalist of play-off or holder one of NHL trophy OR
4.played for NT at last two WC, WJC or OG
Russian club can have 6 foregeirs (one goalie), but only 5 foreigners can play a game
NON-russian club can sign whoever from NHL, 3 guys of course.
Salary of NHLers dont count into salary cap but KHL club can pay a NHLer only 65% (maximum) of his NHL contract.
Contracts with NHLers stats when lock out is official, finishes when NHL season starts.
Of course KHL rights works, someone was drafted in KHL but plays NHL etc. Trades can be done.
Atas2000 can be right but russianhockeyDOTde as well. Truth is that NHLers can not sign in KHL before lock-out is official (which is not TODAY), but some verbal deals with KHL teams can be done (which likely are)