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Former Wing, Hasek, to play in Russia

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings
MOSCOW — Veteran goaltender Dominik Hasek has signed a one-year deal with Spartak Moscow to play in the nascent Kontinental Hockey League.

Hasek, who won the Stanley Cup twice with the Red Wings and was voted the most valuable player twice during a glittering 16-season NHL career, signed with Spartak in Moscow on Monday.

Hasek joins from his hometown team Pardubice, for whom he came out of retirement last year to play, and helped lead to the Czech league title in April.

The 45-year-old known as "The Dominator" also led the Czechs to Olympic gold in 1998.

In four seasons with the Red Wings, Hasek compiled a 114-39-10 record with a 2.13 goals-against average and 20 shutouts. He and Chris Osgood won the William Jennings Trophy, for allowing the fewest regular-season goals against, in 2008.

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