July 15, 2011 9:16 am

One more prospect note

Before we get back in the open forum groover… With all that’s been going on in recent weeks, I haven’t had time to flush out the answer to a question I’ve had a couple people ask: What’s the deal with Maxim Kitsyn. Well, if you’re looking for the short answer, Kitsyn is going to play in the KHL this coming season, and likely the season after that. If you’re looking for the long answer, here it is…

When the Kings drafted Kitsyn — sixth round, 2010 — he was under contract to a KHL team. He was allowed, by his team, to come to North America to play junior hockey for a year — he played for the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors — but now he’s going back to play pro hockey in KHL, and has two years remaining on his contract. The Kings will still retain his NHL rights.

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