KHL's Locomotive Yaroslavl, former Varlamov's team, has annulled its contract with Radek Bonek who played for Locomotive only 7 games. SovSport interviewed Bonek and Czech player has refused to give exact reason why he quit. But here's the question about his replacement:
SovSport.ru, Oct. 1, 2009:
Q.: There's some info that Locomotive wants to get Michael Nylander to replace you.
A.: It's probably true. I've heard about it as well.
YAROSLAVL, Oct. 1 - RIA Novosti. Locomotive is interested in Washington Capitals forward Michael Nylander, who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) 15 seasons, told RIA Novosti source close to the Yaroslavl club.
Peter [Nylander], the younger brother of the famous Swedish centerforward who will be 37 years old on Oct. 2, plays for Khabarovsk Amur. Michael [Nylander] has experience of playing in Russia; in 2004/05 he played several games for the SKA [St. Petersburg] and Ak Bars during NHL lockout.