Khokhlachev is reportedly expected to sign a KHL contract with SKA St. Petersburg, CSN New England reports. The anticipated deal would become official after Khokhlachev's contract with the Bruins runs out on June 30, but the move comes as no surprise given the 22-year-old forward's frustration with how he was handled by the Boston organization. Khokhlachev recorded 68 points in 60 games with AHL Providence this past season, but failed to make much of a splash in limited opportunities with the big club. In nine game for the B's over the past three seasons, Khokhlachev did not record a point.
Khokhlachev's agent hasn't ruled out the possibility that his client could return to Russia after this season, CSN New England reports. Khokhlachev, whose entry-level contract with Boston is set to expire after the current campaign, has at times been frustrated with the way the Bruins have handled him. The 22-year-old forward has certainly produced at the AHL level, having recorded 66 points in 57 games with Providence this season, but to date, he hasn't made a splash in limited duty with the big club (zero points in nine NHL contests). With Khokhlachev slated to become a restricted free agent this offseason, we suspect that he'll weigh all his options, but a potential return to the B's might hinge on a possible coaching change, given the report's suggestion that Khokhlachev isn't pleased by the lack of opportunities presented to him by Claude Julien.
Khokhlachev (hand) will return to action Friday against AHL Hartford, Mark Divver of the Providence Journal reports. Khokhlachev, who has recorded 47 points in 42 AHL games to date, is slated to work on a line with veterans Max Talbot and Joonas Kemppainen on Friday and given his success in the minors this season, we suspect that once Khokhlachev re-proves his health, he'll be on the Bruins' short list of potential call-ups.
Khokhlachev (hand) took the ice in a red (non-contact) jersey on Wednesday, Mark Divver of the Providence Journal reports. Per the report, Khokhlachev won't play this weekend, but could possibly return to the Providence lineup by next weekend. To date, Khokhlachev has recorded 47 points in 42 AHL games, with his last outing (on Feb. 26) resulting in a five-assist effort in a 6-1 win over Bridgeport. Once healthy, Khokhlachev figures to be on the Bruins' short list of potential call-ups, though in his previous stints with the big club, the 5-foot-11, 184-pound forward has yet to record a point over nine NHL contests.
Khokhlachev (hand) was not in the Providence lineup for Sunday's game against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Mark Divver of the Providence Journal reports. Khokhlachev, who racked up five assists in Friday's win over Bridgeport, will sit out Sunday's game, though it's unclear if his current injury is enough of a concern to keep him out of any potential deals in advance of Monday's NHL trade deadline. Through 42 AHL contests to date, Khokhlachev is second in scoring for Providence, with a total of 47 points.
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