Change of scenery might be good for Alex Burmistrov, Winnipeg Jets

Alex Burmistrov and the Jets might be best served by parting ways.

Alex Burmistrov and the Jets might be best served by parting ways.

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:41 PM ET

Alex Burmistrov can’t seem to keep his name out of the rumour mill.

The Winnipeg Jets centre found himself in the news again this week when it was suggested by a Winnipeg-based columnist that two NHL sources told him Burmistrov wants to be moved.

Burmistrov’s agent Mark Gandler wasn’t interested in discussing the speculation that Burmistrov wants to be traded, but did squash a theory about one of the long-rumoured destinations for his client.

“I can confirm that Alex isn’t signing with KHL,” Gandler said in an e-mail.

For more than a year, there have been reports tying Burmistrov (who is due to become a restricted free agent on July 5) to Ak-Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Burmistrov, 21, has mostly underachieved during this two seasons with the Jets (17 goals, 38 points in 120 games) and the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft has clashed with head coach Claude Noel over playing time and for refusing to change his style of play.


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