Radulov returns to Russia

Alexander Radulov signed a four-year contract with the KHL's CSKA Moscow. (JASON COHN/Reuters file...

Alexander Radulov signed a four-year contract with the KHL's CSKA Moscow. (JASON COHN/Reuters file photo)

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Alexander Radulov's return to the KHL appears as though it will be a long engagement.

Radulov has agreed to a four-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL, apparently signifying the end of his days with the Nashville Predators and the NHL. The deal, according to reports out of Russia, will pay Radulov $9.2 million per year.

"Without any doubt Alexander is one of the most exciting Russian hockey players of the last few years," CSKA general manager Sergei Fedorov said in a statement translated by Yahoo! "On the ice he differs from the rest with his great dedication, high speed, excellent vision of the ice and the goal scoring intelligence of an extra class sniper. We know that these leadership qualities will help him become the leader of our team, and on our side we will do everything for it. "

Last month, Radulov's agent revealed that the **-year-old would return to the KHL, where he played before joining the Preds for the stretch run and playoffs last season, for the 2012-13 campaign. CSKA acquired Radulov's rights from Salavat Yulaev for around $8 million.


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