Shipachyov has decided to return to the KHL and has opted to terminate his contract, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
With Shipachyov growing more frustrated by the day with how his playing time has been handled by Vegas, he'll reportedly return to Russia after his contract is terminated by the team. After the termination, he'll still have to go through an unconditional waiver process, but it seems he'd rather return to the KHL than sign a deal with another North American team. The 30-year-old was projected to slot in as Vegas's top center in its inaugural season, but after being sent down to the minors for the second time last Tuesday, Shipachyov requested a trade and skipped an AHL game. Expect an official announcement in the next couple days once the transaction is complete.