Recommendation: This isn't a surprise, and his former club, Dynamo Moscow, will be the favorite to sign Ovechkin if he does end up in the KHL. He's under contract with the Capitals, so there's no real danger of him missing time if the NHL season starts late. Any Russian team that signs Ovechkin during a lockout would only be able to keep him until the NHL resumes play.
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