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Anton Khudobin would consider going back to KHL next season

Posted By DJ Bean On January 10, 2013 @ 5:47 pm In General | No Comments

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Anton Khudobin is under contract with the B's through the end of the season. (AP)

Zdeno Chara made it clear to the KHL that he wasn’t going to stay there past the lockout [2], but it appears that the KHL could be in goalie Anton Khudobin‘s long-term future.

According to R-Sport, Khudobin, who is under contract with the B’s through the season, has enjoyed playing for Moscow Atlant during the lockout so much that he told the Russian media outlet that he would consider making a full-time move to the KHL [3] after he finishes this season with Boston.

Here’s what Khudobin said, and pardon the translation:

“In the summer my contract with Boston finishes, and the choice of which league to play is going to be a serious dilemma. I could definitely turn up in the KHL, why not?

“Here you get really good hockey, it’s a really decent league. The KHL is taking confident steps forward, and that’s something that’s really pleasing.”

Khudobin has yet to make an appearance with his Bruins teammates as they hold informal practices leading up to training camp. David Krejci and Dougie Hamilton are the only other two Bruins not yet skating with them (Hamilton can’t yet, as he can’t jump to the NHL until the players ratify the new collective bargaining agreement).

The Kazakh-born Khudobin figures to be Tuukka Rask‘s backup this season. He allowed one goal in his only game last season for the B’s, a 3-1 victory over the Senators on April 5.


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