According to Reuters Canada, SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL has released goaltender Evegeni Nabokov. According to the club’s website, it was a mutual parting:
“The contract has been annulled by mutual consent because of family reasons”
Nabokov and the San Jose Sharks parted ways after last season following Nabokov’s 10-year run with the team. The 35-year old returned to his native Russia in hopes of extending his career a few more years. By all accounts, Nabokov’s first year of a 4-year pack with SKA was not going well. Nabokov is now a free agent, it should be interesting to see if he attracts any interest from an NHL club.
We’ll have more details as they emerge…
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