At a press conference today in Moscow, Alexander Medvedev, the head of the newly formed Continental Hockey League, or KHL (which repaced the Russian Super League after the 2007-08 season),¬†told Pavel Lysenkov of Sovetsky Sport:
“It is sad that we will not see Sergei Fedorov in the KHL. Most likely, today he will sign a new contract with Washington.”
Of course, around this time last week, things looked pretty good for re-signing Cristobal Huet.
Dmitry also relays that according to Lysenkov, Medvedev is on the board of the SKA St. Petersburg hockey club, which was involved in negotiations with Fedorov.¬†Medvedev was attending a press conference at the Gazprom offices today regarding the KHL and¬†its new logo.¬†This was when¬†Medvedev was asked about Fedorov.
A little before 11:00 this morning, the Capitals told us that, “We’re still negotiating with Sergei and remain hopeful that he will return to the Capitals.”
Acquired from Columbus at the NHL trade deadline last February, Fedorov tallied 13 points in 18 regular season games with the Caps and added 5 points in seven playoff games in the first round against the Flyers.