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by Paul on 05/04/07 at 12:40 PM ET
form Reuters via the Guardian Unlimited,
MOSCOW, May 4 (Reuters) - Russia is expected to reluctantly sign a new transfer agreement brokered by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the NHL on Saturday, ending a two-year boycott that threatened to throw the sport into chaos.
Representatives of the NHL, NHL Players’ Association, the IIHF and the seven top European player-producing nations will meet at a downtown Moscow hotel to the hammer out the final details of a pact that will reportedly pay European clubs $200,000 for every player signed by an NHL team.
According to reports, the 30 NHL clubs will contribute $10-$12 million annually to a transfer pool that will be administered by the IIHF.
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