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Report: Radulov signs four-year deal with CSKA Moscow

TSN.ca Staff

7/2/2012 11:33:27 AM

Alexander Radulov is headed back to Russia, according to a report on Yahoo Sports.

Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo is reporting that Radulov has inked a four-year deal with CSKA Moscow of the KHL that will pay him $9.2 million per year.

The report quotes a statement released on the CSKA team website from general manager Sergei Federov where he states how happy the team is with their new acquisition.

"Without any doubt Alexander is one of the most exciting Russian hockey players of the last few years," said Federov in a statement. "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. "

The 25-year-old forward re-joined the Nashville Predators in the final weeks of the 2011-2012 season after spending four years with Ufa Salavat Yulayev of the KHL.

Radulov went on to appear in nine regular season games, contributing three goals and seven points.  He also played in eight playoff games scoring once and adding five assists.

He was also suspended for one second round playoff game by the Predators along-side teammate Andrei Kostitsyn for a violation of team rules.
 
Radulov was originally drafted by the Predators 15th overall in the first round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

After two seasons in Nashville, the Nizhny Tagil, Russia native left the NHL to play in the KHL in 2006.