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Radulov will return to NHL: report

Former Predators forward becomes unrestricted free agent May 1

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Forward Alexander Radulov told Russian media he will return to the NHL next season, according to a Sportsnet report.

Radulov, 29, last played in the NHL with the Nashville Predators in 2011-12, when he had three goals and seven points in nine games.

He has spent the past four seasons with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League and will represent Russia in the 2016 IIHF World Championship scheduled for May 6-22 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Sportsnet report said Radulov would be interested in playing with the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers or Detroit Red Wings.

Radulov's contract with CSKA Moscow expires Saturday, and he will become an unrestricted free agent on May 1. He was selected by the Predators in the first round (No. 15) of the 2004 NHL Draft and played 154 games spanning two-plus NHL seasons, scoring 102 points (47 goals, 55 assists). Radulov had six goals and eight assists in 18 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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