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Oilers' Yakupov signs with KHL team

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Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov will play for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in the Kontinental Hockey League, his agent told the Edmonton Journal Tuesday.

Yakupov, the first pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, could play as early as Saturday, his agent, Igor Larionov, Yakupov's agent, told the paper.

The Oilers selected Yakupov, a Russian forward from the Sarnia Sting, as the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Friday at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
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