Dallas Stars restricted free agent Valeri Nichushkin is headed home.
The Russian forward signed a two-year deal with CSKA of the Kontinental Hockey League on Tuesday. The two sides agreed to a contract after Moscow-based club bought his rights from the Moscow Dynamo.
Nichushkin, 21, was selected 10th overall in the 2013 Draft by the Stars. He scored nine goals and added 20 assists with the team last season.
The right winger scored 14 goals and recorded 20 assists as a rookie in 2013-14. He played in only eight games during the 2014-15 campaign due to hip surgery.