Some Breaking News: Hudler Signs in the KHL

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Uncategorized on July 8, 2009 — No Comments

TSN is reporting that Detroit Red Wings forward Jiri Hudler, who filed for salary arbitration this week, has apparently signed a 1-year deal with Dynamo Moscow worth a reported $2 million dollars.

Hudler, 25, was one of 20 players who filed for salary arbitration on Sunday.

Hudler and the Red Wings were in the process of negotiating a contract before the hearing took place between July 20 and August 4. By filing for arbitration, Hudler could not receive an offer sheet from another team.

Hudler earned $1.15 million last season while posting career-highs of 23 goals and 57 points.

This wave of defections may actually hurt the Wings a little. Their depth has been a calling card during the glory years and Hudler’s departure is yet another blow. While none of the departures is really that earth shaking (save for Hossa) it may turn out to be a death by a thousand cuts type scenario.