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Sergei Fedorov reportedly set to become GM of KHL’s CSKA Moscow

Dmitry Chesnokov
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Sergei Fedorov at 42 was still going strong playing in the KHL with Metallurg Magnitogorsk. After the season was over, I noted that it may indeed have been Fedorov's last playing professional hockey. A few weeks ago Fedorov said, "My body definitely doesn't want to play hockey I can definitely say. But my mind constantly thinks about hockey and the will to play on the subconscious level again tries to convince my body to play."

Whispers that Fedorov may move into a hockey management role in Russia started surfacing recently. A few years ago, when Fedorov was still with the Capitals, he told me that he never contemplated becoming a manager. However, it appears that he will become the next general manager of the storied CSKA Red Army club, the team he defected from in 1990 when the team was participating in the Goodwill Games in Seattle.

"Sergei came to the club office where the day before [on Friday] he met with the general director of the club, Alexei Khudyakov, and both were satisfied [with the meeting]," a source inside the club told R-Sport news agency.

"It's a great possibility that CSKA's first home game of the new season will be Sergei's farewell. It will be sort of a farewell celebration and he will concentrate on the management work at the club."

CSKA has not confirmed the news officially. Fedorov, a certain future Hall of Famer, himself is yet to officially announce his retirement from hockey.

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