Alexander Romanov received an offer… to play in Russia

Alexander Romanov received an offer... to play in Russia< /p> UPDATE DAY

Alexander Romanov reportedly received a contract offer, not to play in the National League, but to return to the Continental Hockey League in Russia.

It is also CSKA Moscow, for whom had played the defender before making the leap to North America, which would have submitted an offer to the former Montreal Canadiens. According to the Russian media “Sport-Express”, the agreement would be for two years and would allow Romanov to get his hands on 60 million rubles per season, or $1.25 million Canadian.

< p>Involved in a three-team trade that saw the Canadiens land young forward Kirby Dach of the Chicago Blackhawks, Romanov headed to New York, where he became a member of the Islanders .

The Russian doesn't have a contract, although he is a restricted free agent. In addition, his agreement does not allow him to sign a hostile offer filed by another formation of the Bettman circuit. It could therefore be a negotiation technique with the “Isles”, since before being compromised, the general manager of the Canadian, Kent Hughes, had affirmed that Romanov would be back in North America for the next season. .

In 133 career games, all in blue, white and red uniforms, the guard blacked out the scoresheet 19 times. He also had 227 hits in 2021-22, the 19th highest total among all skaters on the Bettman circuit.