Versteeg officially inks 1-year deal with KHL's Avangard Omsk

Sergei Belski / USA TODAY Sports

Kris Versteeg is off to Russia.

The longtime NHL forward agreed to a one-year pact with Avangard Omsk in the KHL, the league announced Saturday.

Versteeg was beset by a hip injury last season, undergoing surgery in December and playing only 24 games, in which he chipped in eight points for the Calgary Flames.

The 32-year-old spent two campaigns with the Flames after stints with the Los Angeles Kings, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and two tours with the Chicago Blackhawks, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and 2015.

Versteeg's deal was first reported by Sportsnet's Ryan Leslie on Aug. 17.

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