The saga of Nikolai Zherdev(notes) and his search for a new club may come to an end tomorrow. I have learned that Zherdev has agreed to terms with Atlant of the KHL. I contacted my sources in Russia who told me that the team will make an announcement about Zherdev tomorrow. The team neither confirmed nor denied the reports that Zherdev has signed.
With Atlant playing away, Zherdev was visiting Atlant's offices to discuss the terms of the contract. The terms and the length of the deal are not yet known.
It should be noted that earlier reports that Zherdev signed with KHL's Salavat Ulaef were immediately denied by the team coach Igor Zakharkin. Zherdev later confirmed that negotiations were ongoing with the Altanta Thrashers, where he would be reunited with his countryman Ilya Kovalchuk(notes). At the time, Don Waddell confirmed the talks but said that "nothing was imminent."Read More »from Not Atlanta, Atlant: Nikolai Zherdev expected to sign in KHL