Alex Ovechkin keeping open mind about potential KHL return

Chris Lingebach
August 19, 2019 - 1:22 pm
Alex Ovechkin keeping open mind about potential KHL return

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Alex Ovechkin wouldn't rule out a potential late-career return to the KHL during a visit to his home club Dynamo Moscow last week.

"Let's see what's coming," Ovechkin said, according the KHL's official English-language website. "In 2021 my contract in Washington expires and I've never hidden the fact that I'm looking at a range of options. Everything will depend on my health.

"I follow the KHL closely online and I think the league is developing the right way. And I always keep in touch with Dynamo Moscow."

Ovechkin was the guest of honor for an exhibition game between Avangard and Dynamo Moscow. He began his professional career with Dynamo Moscow before joining the Capitals as the No. 1 overall pick for the 2005-06 season, and he rejoined them during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 NHL season.

The 33-year-old Capitals star is entering the 12th year of a 13-year, $124 million contract with Washington, which expires after the 2020-21 season.

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