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NHL: MVP Malkin makes switch to Russian side

Evgeni Malkin is still contracted to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but the NHL season is plagued by uncertainty.

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EVGENI MALKIN, WHO was named the National Hockey League (NHL) Most Valuable Player last season, will play for Continental Hockey League (KHL) side Metalurg Magnitogorsk, the club announced Sunday.

The 26-year-old, who helped Russia win the world championship this year, will play in Magnitogorsk together with the 38-year-old veteran defender Sergei Gonchar.

“The contracts with Malkin and Gonchar were signed until the end of the 2012-13 season and fit all the demands for the contacts of the NHL players in case of a lockout,” Magnitogorsk official site announced.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Penguins still possess the rights on Malkin in North America, while Gonchar has contract obligations with another NHL side, Ottawa Senators.

It is also reported that Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk has reached an agreement with KHL club Kazan, while New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk could play with Saint Petersburg this season.

- © AFP, 2012

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