Nesterov to sign in KHL

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Nikita Nesterov is off to the KHL.

The agent for the Russian defenseman tweeted the news this morning.

“Nikita Nesterov has decided to continue his hockey career back home,” wrote Dan Milstein. “Will sign with one of the clubs in the KHL.”

Nesterov split last season between Tampa Bay and Montreal. The Canadiens then chose not to qualify him, making him an unrestricted free agent.

At 24, Nesterov was the youngest of the remaining UFAs that played regularly in the NHL last season.