NHL Lockout 2012: Alex Ovechkin To Sign With KHL's Dynamo Moscow, According To Report

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has signed with Dynamo Moscow of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, Sport-Express' Slava Malamud is reporting via Twitter. Ovechkin's move comes almost two weeks after he told the Washington media his plans of playing in Russia if the NHL and players union did not agree on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Ovechkin, 27, played for Dynamo Moscow during the 2004-05 NHL lockout. Dynamo Moscow was also Ovechkin's first professional hockey team which he first began playing for at the age of 16.

On Monday, Ovechkin told Sovetsky Sport that he believes the NHL lockout could wipe out the entire NHL season and he planned on playing in Russia if that happens.

"If the League [NHL] continues to insist on their [demands], then it will take a full year," Ovechkin told Pavel Lysenkov of Sovetsky Sport as translated by Yahoo’s Dmitry Chesnokov. "That’s because we are not going to cave in. Then I will spend the entire season in the KHL. It’s an absolute reality."

Read more on the Capitals at Japers' Rink and SB Nation DC.

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