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Alex Galchenyuk reportedly signed with Moscow Spartak in the KHL

Today’s top story in the NHL is the deal sending Jeff Petry to Montreal and Erik Karlsson to Pittsburgh.

In fact, we’ve taken a closer look at the Petry situation.

This monster deal doesn’t stop us from giving love to former Montreal protégés, though.

Alex Galchenyuk, who’s been making headlines in recent days, has reportedly just signed a KHL contract. He is reportedly signing with Moscow Spartak. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but all indications are that he will continue his career in the second-best league in the world.

If Moscow is indeed his next destination, he’ll have the chance to play alongside former NHL players like Alexander Burmistrov, Nikolay Goldobin, Andrei Loktionov and Shane Prince.

Galchenyuk was born in the United States and has always represented his country at international level, but he is familiar with Russia. His parents are Belarusian and he speaks fluent Russian. So I don’t see a problem with him moving to the KHL.

In fact, he could use some time away from the North American media. In recent weeks, the former CH forward has had a lot of trouble with the law. He was arrested, which eventually ended his contract with the Coyotes. A few days ago, he contested the termination of his contract. I wonder how his new contract in Russia will affect this challenge?

But after his arrest, the bad news about him just kept on coming. First, he insulted a police officer, and then a $400,000 lawsuit was filed against him.

In short, we’d known for some time that the KHL was a real possibility, but now it would soon be made official.

In brief

– We want to hear from you.

– Let’s hope for his sake that he’ll be in San Jose for longer this time.

– The Jays look to sweep the series against the Red Sox.

– Not a bad start for the youngster.

– You betcha.

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