Desharnais is set to join Canadian coach Bob Hartley with Avangard Omsk for the 2018-19 campaign, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.

Desharnais had signed with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, but the two sides agreed to terminate his deal. Unless he has a phenomenal season in Russia, it seems unlikely the center will make his way back to the NHL.

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