Vitali Kravtsov is returning to the KHL

Vitali Kravtsov is exercising the European Assignment clause in his contract and signing a contract with his former KHL team Traktor Chelyabinsk, according to Larry Brooks. Kravtsov’s European Assignment clause became active today and is only part of his contract for this season. Kravtsov, despite not turning 20 until December 23, is considered to be 20-years old and thus his entry-level contract can not slide. The Rangers could recall Kravtsov…

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What is going on with Vitali Kravtsov?

10/24/19 | Bob McKenzie said on (TSN) that Kravtsov can exercise his European Assignment clause beginning Friday 10/25. McKenzie notes that Kravtsov only has a European Assignment clause for this season. (TSN) 10/19: Both The Athletic and NY Post say that nothing has changed with Kravtsov and that he played for Hartford last night and is expected to play again tonight. Kravtsov could opt to exercise his Euro assignment clause…

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Vitali Kravtsov is excited for Traverse City

Vitali Kravtsov said on Thursday that he spent the whole summer in the USA working in the gym, skating with his teammates and getting stronger. (NYR) He added that he has been looking forward to the Traverse City tournament all summer and that right now his focus is only on the upcoming tournament, not training camp. 😱 @Kravtsov with the sweet 🍎 @m_barron1998 with the 🚨 #NYRPDC pic.twitter.com/v9b6MN7JAk — New…

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Rangers officially announce signings of Kravtsov and Shesterkin

The Rangers have officially announced the signings of top prospects Vitali Kravtsov and Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin, 23, signs a two-year entry level deal that includes a clause that would allow him to return to Russia if he is assigned to Hartford. Kravtsov, 19, signs a three-year entry level deal that has a cap hit of $925,000 per season and also includes a clause that would allow him to return to…

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The message Vitali Kravtsov posted about his time in the KHL

Rangers prospect Vitali Kravtsov posted the following on Instagram on Monday saying goodbye and thanking his KHL team. Translated via Google, Kravtsov wrote, “Chelyaba !! I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who supported me in this not easy way, thanks to all the fans, all the partners with whom I played on the same team, all those who taught me suggested and scolded, I…

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(Updates) The Vitali Kravtsov situation after his KHL team was eliminated

3/12/19| Kravtsov’s KHL GM won’t terminate his contract before it expires so it is unlikely he joins the Rangers this season. (Eronko) 3/10/19 | Larry Brooks writes that Kravtsov’s contract ends on April 30 and that it is not yet known if he will come to North America before the end of the season. (NY Post) 3/5/19 | 9:44AM: Kravtsov told a reporter in Russia that he is unsure at…

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