Thursday, August 28, 2008

Popovic heads to Russia

As per the USA Today:

Former Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Mark Popovic became the latest NHL player to be lured away by the new Russian Super League, agreeing to play for St. Petersburg next season for approxately $1 million

His agent, Tom Laidlaw, said Popovic has not signed his contract, but he confirmed that Popovic has reached an agreement to play in Russia next season for former NHL assistant coach Barry Smith who is the St. Peterburg's head coach.

Several NHL teams were interested in Popovic, but all of them wanted to offer him a two-way contract, meaning he would make much less if he was shipped to the minors.

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