Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thoresen leaves KHL

The Salavat Yulaev Ufa GM Oleg Gross said yesterday that Patrick Thoresen hasn't told him anything about leaving Ufa. Now Thoresen has done it. He is leaving Ufa and the KHL and will likely end up in the NHL.

Thoresen and his agent have found a way to get out of the contract that would have him staying in Ufa also for next season.

"We have tried to find a hole in the Russian contract. We've tried to get out of it", Thoresen says.

Now it's done. Thoresen has contacted the Ufa GM, telling him he is leaving.

"I hope and believe that everything is in order now. We found out that we had misinterpreted the contract."

Originally Thoresen and his agent thought he was allowed to sign in North America only by June 1. Now Thoresen says he is free to find himself a new team.

"It would have been hopeless. I couldn't have done it by June 1."

"The Flyers still hold my rights in the NHL, but they can choose to trade me. The signals I got from there were that they will finish their season first before they assess their roster moves."

Thoresen's agent has already had preliminary talks with other teams.

Quotes from NRK.

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