The Halifax Mooseheads are suddenly at risk of watching another high-scoring forward bolt overseas.
Sources have told Metro Halifax that Yuri Cheremetiev has been offered a two-year contract by CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League. He hasn’t signed, but is expected to travel to Russia in July to try out for the club.Don't worry Yuri. We are all whores for the right amount of money.
Sources said Cheremetiev is interested in returning to Russia, where he hasn’t travelled since he was five.
By offering Cheremetiev a contract, CSKA is believed to retain his KHL signing rights until April 30, 2017. The minimum KHL salary is believed to be more than US $100,000.
Cheremetiev played for Russia in the Canadian Hockey League’s Canada-Russia Challenge last November. The head coach of that team, former NHLer Sergei Nemchinov, was hired as CSKA Moscow’s head coach in May.