Found August 27, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
via RSport, Contract negotiations with SKA St. Petersburg intended to draw Vezina-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky away from Columbus Blue Jackets were going on at a “high level” this offseason, the player has told R-Sport. SKA, one of the Russia-based KHL’s wealthiest teams, reportedly offered the 24-year-old netminder $10 million per season before he became a restricted free agent in early July. Bobrovsky, whose 21-11 record and 2.00 goals against average last season earned him the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender, eventually signed a two-year deal with Columbus on July 1. Still, the Novokuznetsk native, who starred for SKA during last season’s NHL lockout, told R-Sport at Russia’s Olympic national team orientation camp over the weekend negotiations to return to St. Petersburg had been rolling forward. “Basically, the negotiation process was moving along, and at a high level,” he said, noting, however, that the NHL was the best career option ...

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