It appears as the 21-year-old Vitali Kravtsov and New York Rangers have hit a wall in potential trade negotiations giving a chance that the forward might dress to play this season, however, it won’t be in the NHL.
Multiple sources have suggested that the former 9th overall pick might be on the way to return to his home club – Traktor Chelyabinsk in the KHL. Although reports have indicated that all that is left are the negotiations of his salary – an executive within the organization told FPC that that isn’t the case.
” We’re waiting for his transfer card and the loan paperwork to be made official. Salary has been agreed upon as well as the term, given how the loan will be until the end of this season. However, in Kravtsov’s situation, there’s an issue. The player wants an NHL out-clause if the Rangers organization managed to get a deal done which would open the door for him to fly back and compete for a spot on an NHL roster.”
A loan till the end of the season would mean that Kravtsov cannot be re-called to NHL until Traktor is eliminated from Gagarin Cup contention but the player and his representatives are smart – they want to have an option to terminate his KHL agreement in order to return to North America as soon as possible if an opportunity would present itself.
The New York Rangers have played nine games and all of them without Kravtsov who was assigned to the AHL and didn’t make the season’s opening roster. The Player wasn’t fine with the assignment and traveled back home where he was supposed to practice on his own. He had been spotted at multiple Traktor games and now it looks like one thing led to another – third season under NHL contract and third loan to his KHL team.
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Traktor team currently sits 2nd in KHL Eastern Conference standings earning 38 points in 26 games and currently are looking like one of the top contenders to mark a quick entrance in the Gagarin Cup playoffs and have a shot at the championship itself.