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Report: Golden Knights give Shipachyov permission to seek trade

Stephen R. Sylvanie / USA Today Sports

Vadim Shipachyov's NHL tenure has gotten off to a rocky start.

The Russian center has reportedly been given permission by the Vegas Golden Knights to seek a trade, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

After several successful seasons in the KHL, Shipachyov signed a two-year, $9-million contract with the expansion franchise on May 4, but has appeared in only three regular-season games, scoring one goal.

On Tuesday, he was assigned to the AHL's Chicago Wolves for the second time this season, but there's apparently a wrinkle in those plans:

The Golden Knights jumped out to a 7-1-0 start to their inaugural season, and Friedman adds Shipachyov "just hasn't been a fit" in Vegas.

Shipachyov's agent, then, will now be able to call around and assess interest among the league's other 30 teams.

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