It always felt like it was going to end this way, but now it’s official — Alex Semin is done as a Montreal Canadien.
On Wednesday, the club placed Semin on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.
The move comes not long after Montreal exposed Semin to standard waivers — which he cleared — then assigned him to its AHL affiliate in St. John’s.
At this point, all signs suggest Semin could be on his way back to the KHL. The 31-year-old Russian has a long history with the league — after making his NHL debut in 2003-04, Semin spent two years playing for Tolyatti and Mytishchi Khimik before returning to North America.
During the lockout, Semin appeared in 20 games for KHL club Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo.