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Red Wings interested in Radulov: report

Former Predators forward has played past four seasons in KHL

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The Detroit Red Wings are interested in signing Russian forward Alexander Radulov, MLive reported Thursday.

Radulov, 29, last played in the NHL with the Nashville Predators in 2011-12, and has played the past four seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League. He had 65 points (23 goals, 42 assists) and was plus-28 in 53 games for CSKA Moscow this season.

The report said the Red Wings are considering offering a one-year contract to Radulov, who is believed to be seeking a two-year contract.

Radulov, the No. 15 pick of the 2004 NHL Draft, had 102 points (47 goals, 55 assists) in parts of three seasons with the Predators. He left Nashville after the 2007-08 season but returned to the Predators in 2011.

Radulov and teammate Andrei Kostitsyn were suspended by the Predators for breaking curfew during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Red Wings' interest in Radulov could depend on whether center Pavel Datsyuk will return for the final season of his three-year contract with Detroit. Datsyuk is expected to meet with agent Dan Milstein and Detroit general manager Ken Holland later this month.

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