Sens' prospect Filatov likely gone for good

Senators prospect Nikita Filatov, who played the 2011-12 season in Russia. (QMI Agency/Darren Brown)

Senators prospect Nikita Filatov, who played the 2011-12 season in Russia. (QMI Agency/Darren Brown)

Bruce Garrioch, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:11 PM ET

Nikita Filatov is gone for good.

Reports out of Russia indicate the former Senators winger has agreed to a deal Salavat Yulaev in the KHL for next season. Filatov's NHL rights were acquired at last year's NHL entry draft from Columbus for a third-round pick.

The 21-year-old Filatov didn't like the fact he wasn't able to play for the Senators, and left for Russia in December because he could make more money there than the AHL salary he was making with the Binghamton Senators.

While Filatov is a restricted free agent in the NHL on July 1, the Senators aren't sure if they are going to give him a qualifying offer by June 25 to retain his rights for free agency. He had only one assist in nine games with the club last season.


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