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Yakupov cleared to play

29.09.2012

After some constructive dialog and the joint efforts of KHL President Alexander Medvedev, Ice Hockey Federation of Russia President Vladislav Tretiak and Hockey Canada President Bob Nicholson, an agreement has been reached to allow Nail Yakupov to resume playing for Neftekhimik. The Kontinental Hockey League would like to express its gratitude for the flexibility and understanding shown by the Edmonton Oilers and Sarnia Sting hockey clubs during these negotiations.

Yakupov may even return to KHL action in time for Neftekhimik’s match against Dynamo Moscow on Monday, 1st of October.