(UPDATE 12:42 PM)- Steve Lloyd of Team1200 has just tweeted the following. "@Steve_Lloyd Could always change, but for now, been told by people that would know that Filatov/KHL rumour is BS. Also dismissed by Filatov himself." Filatov spoke on the story this morning and dismissed it as "rumours".
When the story broke yesterday, many thought it was just an issue of a poor translation.
But this morning, the agent of Nikita Filatov has confirmed that the forward is considering a return to the KHL after his latest demotion to the AHL. The word comes from Dmitry Chesnokov on Twitter.
There was a story in a Russian paper that indicated there was interest in Filatov from KHL team, CSKA but the article did not indicate whether or not FIlatov had any interest in returning.
This morning we get confirmation from his agent who also indicated that it would be up to the Sens to decide whether or not to allow the move.
Here are the tweets from Chesnokov
- @dchesnokov- Nikita Filatov's Russian agent says Filatov is considering returning to Russia after another demotion to the minors by the #Sens.
- @dchesnokov- Filatov's agent tells RIAN the #Sens will have to make a decision whether to allow Filatov to return to Russia to join #KHL's CSKA.
Definitely a disappointing development. By all accounts Filatov has been working hard the last little while and had the right attitude about the latest demotion but with Binghamton struggling (last in their division with a 5-10-1-1 record) you can see why Filatov's patience may be wearing thin.
Filatov started well but has slowed down as of late. He has 4 goals and 6 points through 11 games.