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Nik Antropov considering NHL return for upcoming season

Nik Antropov considering NHL return for upcoming season

thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 27 (3 days ago)
Nik Antropov could be heading back to North America to suit up in the NHL for the first time in two seasons. According to a Sports-Express.ru interview with Antropov’s agent, Schumi Babayev, the 35-year-old right winger is considering a return to the NH…
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  • Sabres expecting massive crowd for Eichel vs. Reinhart scrimmag…

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  • Jets re-sign assistants Huddy, Vincent

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    NHL.com Jul 3
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  • Alexander Burmistrov returns to Winnipeg in two-year contract

    Alexander Burmistrov returns to Winnipeg in two-year contract

    yahoo.com Jul 1
    There’s probably a good reason why the Winnipeg Jets let Michael Frolik walk in unrestricted free agency. It’s because they likely knew wayward forward Alexander Burmistrov would return from AK Bars Kazan in the KHL on a two-year deal worth $3.1 million…
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  • Winnipeg Jets re-sign Drew Stafford for $8.7 million over two y…

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  • 2015 Draft Preview – Heavily armed Winnipeg Jets can shift focu…

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    NHL.com Jun 18
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    NHL.com Jun 17
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  • Just how important are prospects in building a Stanley Cup winn…

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  • AHL’s IceCaps unveil logo, go bleu, blanc et rouge as Canadiens…

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  • Ducks say Freddie Andersen 'good and steady' this playoff

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    yahoo.com May 18
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  • Video - Jets Win In Shootout 01:01

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    Mar 19
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