Havlat scores $1.2M

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 10:13 AM ET

Martin Havlat is on the move.

The Sun has learned that the Senators winger is the latest NHLer to be wooed to Russia for big money after sources say he agreed to a $1.2-million US contract with Moscow Dynamo yesterday.

LEAVING CZECH CLUB

While the deal won't be complete until he signs the contract today --which includes an out-clause if there's an NHL season -- Havlat will leave Znojmo of the Czech Elite League where he's been playing since the lockout started.

Havlat was travelling in Europe and couldn't be reached for comment last night. Havlat will join Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk on a line with Kings prospect Pavel Rosa, who played his junior hockey with the Hull Olympiques.

10 GOALS

Sources say Senators GM John Muckler and assistant GM Peter Chiarelli were informed of Havlat's decision yesterday. He has 10 goals and 14 points in 12 games with Znojmo, but wanted to make the move.

Several NHLers -- including Jaromir Jagr, Brad Richards, Vincent Lecavalier, Nikolai Khabibulin, Garth Snow and Fred Brathwaite -- have made the jump to Russia because the salaries are competitive with the NHL.


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