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Florida Panthers forward Richard Zednik is leaving the NHL to join the Russian league.Russian club Lokomotiv of the KHL announced on Thursday it signed the Slovak to a two-year contract.Also, Zednik was named a finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which honors “the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” The winner will be announced on June 18 in Las Vegas. Zednik had 17 goals in 70 games this season after his carotid artery was sliced by a teammate’s skate blade during a Feb. 10, 2008, game in Buffalo.

I for one will miss you Zednik good luck with you new club…. You miss be missed!!!

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