Originally posted on Speculative Sports  |  Last updated 3/11/12

Alexander Semin, once a top NHL sniper, may play his final National Hockey League game this season.

According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Semin will likely be headed to the Kontinental Hockey League, Russia’s equivalent to the NHL following the 2011-2012 campaign.

From Garrioch:

Since W Alexander Semin won’t be back with the Capitals next season — and nobody was willing to deal for him at the trade deadline — expect him to play in the KHL. A UFA making $6.7 million, Semin isn’t going to get those kinds of offers to play in the NHL

Many believed that Semin would bolt for Russia following last season, but he elected to remain with the Capitals while signing a very lucrative contract.

In 64 games this season, Semin has 18 goals and 25 assists to go along with a plus-eight rating. That’s well below his 28 goals, 54 points and plus-22 rating in 65 games last season.

Twitter: @LukasHardonk

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