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Burmistrov Leaves Jets to Sign with Russia’s KHL

July 8, 2013 12:19 PM | Sports

Winnipeg Jets - Alexander Burmistrov

Winnipeg Jets’ Alexander Burmistrov battles for the puck with Boston Bruins’ Ryan Spooner (R) on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at MTS Centre. (FRED GREENSLADE / REUTERS)

The Winnipeg Jets have confirmed an online report that forward Alexander Burmistrov has left the organization to sign a two-year contract with the Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL.

Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff issued the following statement on Monday:

“Through our conversations and correspondence with Alex and his agent, it became apparent Alex had a desire to continue his development as a young player in the KHL. He remains a very talented player within the Jets organization and we will continue to monitor his progress and development going forward.”

In 44 games with the Jets last season, the 21-year-old centre had four goals and six assists.

— Staff