Nashville pulled a bit of a surprise on Wednesday, sending former KHL sniper Steve Moses to its AHL affiliate in Milwaukee.
Moses, who set a KHL scoring record with 36 goals in 60 games last year, signed with Nashville this summer over a number of other suitors, in large part because the Preds offered a one-year, one-way, $1 million deal (which Moses eventually signed.)
The contract, however, gave no guarantees of sticking in Nashville — only the $1 million was guaranteed, regardless of where Moses plays. The 26-year-old also didn’t require waivers to be sent to Milwaukee, which probably made GM David Poile’s decision much easier.
Prior to joining the Preds, Moses — admittedly undersized at 5-foot-9, 170 pounds — played three years in the KHL with Jokerit, following a four-year career at New Hampshire (and a brief eight-game cameo with the Rangers’ AHL affiliate).