Nail Yakupov could be headed back to the KHL.
KHL’s Neftekhimik’s said there is a chance that Nail Yakupov could return to Russia. Nail’s father is not happy about the situation with the Oilers and would like to see Nail play in the KHL.
Yaupov was very upset over his recent benching:
“I wasn’t happy about it last night,” said Yakupov. “You can say a million words about getting better but coach says I’m not playing, so I’m not playing.
“I’m going to play my game,” he said. “I’m not going to change but maybe play better without the puck, or forecheck more, but I love playing with the puck. I really don’t like skating all the time, and forechecking, and hitting somebody every shift. I don’t think it’s my game.”
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