SKA general manager Alexei Kasatonov has announced that the Russian club will not renew the contract with the former Ottawa Senators and NY Islanders star Alexei Yashin.
«We have met Alexei and have discussed everything. He has shown a perfect understanding of our position. Though the conversation was very hard for us, because he is the man who has done so much for our club.
«We will be always glad to see him as a guest, but the decision was made not to renew his contract, as we have embark on the road to a younger squad,» stated Kasatonov according to Sport-Express.
Yashin has spent four seasons in the KHL, two at Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and two at SKA St. Petersburg.