If you think you’re having deja vu, think again. For the second time in two years, Nik Zherdev is ditching the NHL for greener, bigger checks in the KHL. According to James Mirtle from the Globe and Mail, Zherdev has signed with the Atlant Mytishchi. Will update if any more details are released.
This is a guy who just couldn’t handle the NHL game, and is probably better off staying in Russia. Last time, he used the league as leverage to get back onto an NHL roster, but you have to think that was the last time an NHL team will give Zherdev a chance.
Zherdev, like other Russians not named Ovechkin and Datsyuk, took nights off during his time in New York, but was pretty effective. We’ll all remember fondly his goal in the dying seconds of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, which force the game to overtime which the Rangers eventually won.
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