After spending much of the 2014-15 season in the American Hockey League, Dany Heatley is considering offers to spend next season in the KHL.
The Hockey News cites Championat.com, which is reporting that CSKA Moscow and SKA St. Petersburg have contacted Heatley about playing in the KHL next season.
Heatley signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Anaheim last summer, but found himself on waivers after just six games with the Ducks.
In February the Ducks sent Heatley along with a 2015 third-round pick to the Florida Panthers for Tomas Fleischmann.
The 34-year-old had a minus-3 rating in six NHL games during the 2014-15 season. He added eight goals and 12 assists in 43 AHL games split between the Norfolk Admirals and San Antonio Rampage.
Heatley spent part of the 2004-05 lockout in Russia with Ak Bars Kazan scoring three goals and an assist in 11 games.
Restricted free agent Carl Klingberg will sign with the KHL club Torpedo according to Igor Eronko.
Klingberg’s NHL rights belong to the New York Rangers.
The 24-year-old was dealt from Winnipeg to New York in exchange for Lee Stempniak ahead of the March trade deadline.
Klingberg struggled to crack Winnipeg’s lineup appearing in just two games during the 2014-15 season registering a minus-1 rating.
In 64 AHL games split between the St. John’s IceCaps and Hartford Wolf Pack, Klingberg registered 17 goals and 41 points.
Originally a second-round pick of the Atlanta Thrashers (34th overall) in 2009, Klingberg signed a one-year, two-way $650,000 contract with Winnipeg last summer.
According to a report out of Finland, goaltender Jussi Rynnas will sign with Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Rynnas spent much of the 2014-15 season with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League posting a 22-6-8 record to go along with a 2.53 G.A.A. and a .920 save percentage.
The 28-year-old also appeared in two games with the Dallas Stars going 0-1-0 with a 4.57 G.A.A. and an .841 save percentage.
Rynnas has one year remaining on his two-year, $1.1 million contract he signed with Dallas last summer.
Blackhawks’ property Anders Nilsson, who is eyeing a return to North America, started a bulk of the games for Ak Bars Kazan during the 2014-15 season.
The New York Islanders are expected to sign forward Kirill Petrov on Monday according to a report out of Russia.
Igor Eronko reports Petrov has agreed on terms of contract termination with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL.
The 25-year-old had five goals and 15 points in 47 KHL games during the 2014-15 season.
The Islanders originally selected Petrov in the third round (73rd overall) at the 2008 NHL Draft.
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Goaltender Anders Nilsson, who left the New York Islanders as a restricted free agent to sign with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL, could be headed back to North America.
According to Igor Eronko, Nilsson refused to sign an extension with the KHL club.
The Chicago Blackhawks own Nilsson’s rights after the Islanders dealt him as part of the Nick Leddy trade in October.
In 38 regular season KHL games, Nilsson posted a 20-9-8 record to go along with a 1.71 G.A.A. and a .936 save percentage.
The 25-year-old left the Islanders following the 2013-14 season after New York refused to meet his demands of a one-year contract.
Nilsson was not interested in spending another year in the American Hockey League.
“I have done for three years in the AHL and I do not think it would be good for my development to play a fourth year in the AHL,” Nilsson in April 2014. “That’s what I’ve said to them, since we have not started to go into contract negotiations.”
Nilsson appeared in 23 games for the Islanders over two seasons posting a 9-9-2 record to go along with a 3.05 G.A.A. and a .898 percentage.