What is going on with Vitali Kravtsov?

9:27AM: According to Igor Eronko, Vitali Kravtsov is reportedly considering a return to the KHL this season through the European assignment clause in his contract. Larry Brooks tweets that as of yesterday, he was told that there had been no discussions on this topic between the Rangers and Kravtsov. Eronko tweeted on 10/13, “Kravtsov is the guy who produces and produces when the coach believes in him. When it’s not…

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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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Where the Rangers top prospects rank (Updates)

3/7/19: The Rangers prospect group was ranked 2nd overall by Peters at ESPN. 3/6/19: Chris Peters of ESPN.com lists Kravstov at 11, Shesterkin at 33 and Miller at 37 on his list of Top 50 prospects. 1/23/19: TSN ‘s Craig Button lists Vitali Kravtsov at #1 in his ranking of top NHL-affiliated prospects. Button writes that Kravtsov is “highly skilled” and an “offensive threat” with a combination of “speed, power,…

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