Jets' Kane going to Russia

Jets winger Evander Kane will be playing hockey in Russia after being locked out by the NHL. (Brian...

Jets winger Evander Kane will be playing hockey in Russia after being locked out by the NHL. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency/Files)

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, Last Updated: 8:35 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Evander Kane is taking his hockey stick and heading to Russia.

The Winnipeg Jets left winger, who signed a six-year contract extension with the Jets on Sept. 15, has agreed to join Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.

The 21-year-old Vancouver native is locked out with the rest of his NHL brethren, and he is the latest to head overseas to keep his game in shape.

Kane notched a career-high 30 goals and 27 assists last season in 74 games.

Kane will be teammates once again with Tim Stapleton, who played for the Jets last season but signed a contract with Minsk earlier this summer to continue his hockey career.


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