After patiently waiting for almost four seasons for wayward Predator Alexander Radulov to make a return to Music City, the Preds are now ready to send him on his way to another NHL team or the KHL.
According to Josh Cooper of the Tennessean, David Poile made it clear today that Radulov did not fit into the Predators future plans. He indicated that a trade or a release to a KHL team were both possibilities.
Radulov played nine regular season games with the Preds beginning in late March and picked up thee goals and four assists. In the playoffs, Radulov had a goal and five assists in seven games.
A key factor in Radulov's exit was the disruption caused when he and Andrei Kostitsyn stayed out past curfew the evening before game two of Nashville's second round series with Phoenix and the pair were subsequently suspended.
It will be interesting to see what type of deal that Poile can swing in disposing of Radulov's rights.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass