The week’s big story was all about Pave Datsyuk joining Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg and returning to his hometown. The 40-year-old center signed a one-year deal with the ambitious Eastern Conference outfit after leaving SKA. His former employer, meanwhile, moved to bring in Jori Lehtera as his replacement. Experienced Czech defenseman Andrej Sustr signed up for Kunlun Red Star in another significant trade. On the ice, meanwhile, Russia’s sledge hockey success in Sochi is encouraging big plans for future international tournaments.