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NHL Free Agency: SKA Saint Petersburg To Begin Negotiations With Alexander Semin, According To Report

The ongoing saga of Alexander Semin's impending free agency appears to have taken another lurch forward. On Tuesday morning, Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo Sports tweeted the following.

SKA is short for SKA Saint Petersburg, one of the best-supported clubs in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Founded in 1946, the club's roster currently boasts former NHL players Maxim Afinogenov and Petr Prucha.

There is a growing consensus among hockey observers that Semin's only chance to make the money he made as a member of the Capitals ($6.7 million in 2011-12) will come by returning to Russia on a lucrative deal. Considering that there has been mostly radio silence regarding potential NHL destinations, this new report adds fuel to the "Semin's gone" fire.

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