Alex Radulov Returns To Russia, Signs 4-Year Deal In KHL

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 27: Alexander Radulov #47 of the Nashville Predators reacts in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 27, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Alex Radulov has returned to Russia, signing a four-year deal with CSKA Moscow of the KHL.

Alex Radulov's NHL experiment was short-lived. The former Nashville Predator is returning to the Kontinental Hockey League, signing a four-year deal with power franchise CSKA Moscow on Monday, according to a report from Sport-Express.

Radulov returned to the Predators near the end of this past season, collecting on the final year of his NHL contract with the club. Nashville saw Radulov as an instrumental piece of Stanley Cup puzzle, but his play on the ice did not reflect the potential impact he could have had on their playoff run. During the playoffs, Radulov was seen coasting through the neutral zone and on the backcheck often.

Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn were suspended for breaking curfew during the Western Conference semifinal series against the Phoenix Coyotes, reportedly partying in Arizona hours after a loss.

Financial terms of Radulov's deal with CSKA Moscow were not immediately reported.

For more on the Predators, check in with On the Forecheck.

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