Originally posted on Fang Faction  |  Last updated 6/18/12

Two stories broke out Monday. One was big, while the other was not. The Nashville Predators were able to sign goalie prospect, Magnus Hellberg to an entry level deal. It has not been announced how much and how long. 

After Anders Lindback was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, just a week later, the Predators signed Hellberg, a 2011 second round pick, to an entry level deal. The trade allowed another goalie in the system like Atte Engren, Jeremy Smith and Chet Pickard to battle for the back-up spot to Pekka Rinne.

It is believed that Hellberg will be the starting goalie for the Milwaukee Admirals. We will all have a chance to see Magnus Hellberg play during the preseason in September. So, look out for him as he has the potential to become a great goalie.

Read the press release and the big news after the jump.

Here is the Press Release sent out by the Nashville Predators.

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed goaltender and 2011 second-round pick Magnus Hellberg (MAG-nuhs HEL-buhrg) to an entry-level contract.

Hellberg, 21 (4/4/91), played his first season with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League (Elitserien) in 2011-12, posting a 2.64 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage. He also saw action last season with Frolunda’s junior team and Orebro of Sweden’s second league (Allsvenskan). The 6-5, 185-pound native of Uppsala, Sweden led all juniors and ranked second among all Allvenskan netminders in save percentage (.936) and goals-against average (2.04) with Almtuna in 2010-11, in addition to ranking fourth in Sweden’s second division in shutouts (5).

Nashville’s first choice, 38th overall (second round), in the 2011 Entry Draft led the Swedish Junior League in save percentage (.928), goals-against average (1.97), shutouts (4) and games played (22) with the Almtuna Under-20 squad in 2009-10.

 


Now, the big news that was reported Monday morning was the news that Alexander Radulov will be returning to the KHL to play with CSKA, per Dmitry Chesnokov from the Yahoo! Sports "Puck Daddy" blog. 

What influenced Radulov on returning to Russia, according the report, was the threat of a lockout in the NHL. 

The hockey club's owners are trying to get a commitment of two to three years on a contract with CSKA. Radulov currently has one year left on his contract, after Salavat traded his rights to CSKA.

Now, Radulov is getting himself into deep sh*t if he does end up getting sucked into a three year deal. His future playing career will be done in the NHL because of the lack of physical ability that is necessary in the NHL.

Nashville saw that Radulov's play was not nearly as good as we all hoped for. The anticipation of his return was all dropped as soon as he started playing like crap on most nights.

Good riddance Radulov!

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bright future for Minnesota Timberwolves

Eli and Archie Manning say Peyton won’t likely leave Denver if he plays in 2016

NCAA mulls changes to graduate transfer and targeting rules

Cavs active in NBA trade market, covet Jared Dudley

Roger Goodell expectedly dodges Patriots-related questions at Super Bowl

Baltimore Orioles acquire starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

USC athletic director Pat Haden to retire in June

Report: Browns owner ‘frustrated, emotional’ about Johnny Manziel

Raiders and Texans to play MNF game in Mexico City in 2016

Goodell wants to keep Raiders, Chargers in home markets

Deadly shooting breaks out at Dublin boxing weigh-in

Mike Shula vs. Wade Phillips: The best story of Super Bowl 50

WATCH: Avery Bradley nails buzzer beater to beat Cavs

WATCH: Jimmy Butler taken to locker room in wheel chair

Klay Thompson's first five years in historical context

WATCH: Cubs' Kris Bryant went swimming with sharks

Sports Authority taking steps to file for bankruptcy

Major League Baseball threatens to disassociate from DraftKings

NFL considering moving Pro Bowl to Australia

Joe Montana warns NFL players about potential long-term damage after retirement

Report: Two people fired for leaking Jason Pierre-Paul information

USMNT are big favorites against Canada

‘Crying Jordan’ photographer had no idea it existed until this week

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in the NHL playoff hunt

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Manziel's father fears for QB's life

Johnny Manziel dropped by agent

Michael Irvin: Cowboys should save Manziel

QUIZ: Name the Super Bowl halftime performers since 1991

The merits of trading Blake Griffin to the Hornets

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

Could the Marlins contend in 2016?

Report: Browns to cut Manziel in March

Browns rip Manziel in statement

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker