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Report: Alexander Radulov not at Russia's World camp, considering NHL return


Former Nashville Predators first-round pick Alexander Radulov may once again be planning a return to the NHL.

The 29-year-old - who has spent the past four years playing for CSKA Moscow of the KHL - failed to report to Russia's national team ahead of the World Championship, as first reported by Igor Eronko Sports-Express.

Radulov is believed to be in New York considering an NHL return and should join Russia later in the week, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Friedman notes that the Colorado Avalanche are considered to be favorites in acquiring his services.

According to Eronko, Radulov is hoping to join a contending team and be somewhere his family can feel comfortable. Money is not believed to be a significant factor.

Radulov's last stint in the NHL came in 2011-12 with the Predators. He had seven points in nine regular season games and six points in eight playoff games before being suspended by the club for violating the team's curfew policy.

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