TSN is reporting that the Russian Federation still hasnâ€™t signed the IIHF-NHL transfer agreement.
This, despite an ABC News Report
stating otherwise just a few weeks ago.
While negotiating with Russian players will remain difficult until an agreement is signed, players can still be brought over to North America at the NHL club's doing. If an agreement is not signed, teams such as the Lightning would not lose rights to Russian draftees such as Alex Polushin and Vasily Koshechkin