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One Canes Finn rumored to be headed to the KHL

Today, a guy named Dmitry Chesnokov, who is a contributor to the Puck Daddy blog, tweeted that Hurricanes prospect Oskar Osala has signed with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk “Petrochemists” of the KHL.  He went on to say that the official announcement will be made once the Calder Cup playoffs are over (although he wrote “AHL season”).  He was, evidently, getting his information from a Finnish rumor site. 

We were surprised to see this, then relieved when Oskar himself contradicted the tweet.  The flat denial could be a deflection so the Checkers can concentrate on their task at hand.  They’re down 2 games to none in a best-of-seven series with the Binghamton Sentators.  After losing games one and two at home, they have the task of having to win at least two of the three straight road games. 

It might be an effort at diplomacy, but I believe Oskar when he says (tweets):

Once again: I haven’t signed with anyone for next season. I’ve been getting a lot of calls from around Europe lately but haven’t made any decision about next season yet. For the record this is the third team I’m rumored to go to this spring!

 

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