|(4/29/16) Radulov, a former NHLer who had been playing in Russia, is drawing interest from the Red Wings, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.|
Radulov was Nashville's first-round draft pick in 2004. He played for the Preds between 2006-08, only to return to Russia for four seasons with Ufa Salavat of the Kontinental Hockey League. The winger was drawn back to Nashville in 2011-12, but burned bridges, breaking curfew and getting suspended in the second round of the playoffs. Character concerns aside, Radulov can flat out play hockey. He's produced 47 goals and 89 assists between the last two seasons with CSKA Moscow, a club managed by former Red Wing star Sergei Fedorov. As noted in the report, Radulov - 102 points in 154 NHL games -- might be searching for a long-term deal, but that could be tough to swing as Detroit could take a $7.5 million cap hit in the likely event that Pavel Datsyuk steps away from the NHL next season.