The on-ice action might have quietened down, but behind the scenes all the KHL’s clubs are scrambling to strengthen their squads for next season.

And over the past week the speculation around the future of team Russia forward Alexander Radulov has intensified, following confirmation that Nashville Predators do not plan to extend his term in Tennessee. The NHL club added that Radulov was considering returning to Russia, having finally put an end to his long-running dispute with the Preds. Unlike the forward’s initial move from Nashville to Salavat Yulaev in 2008, which sparked a row between bosses of both leagues and raised the prospect of Radulov being suspended from international hockey, this time any return home would be with the blessing of his US contract-holders.
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