Evgeni Nabokov released from KHL contract with SKA St. Petersburg

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Former NHL goalie Evgeni Nabokov has been released by his Kontinental League team, SKA St. Petersburg.

According to a release on the team’s website, the decision made due to “family circumstances.”

Nabokov played 10 seasons in the NHL, all with the San Jose Sharks, posting 293 wins and a 2.39 GAA in his NHL career.

In the KHL, Nabokov had been struggling with an 8-8-5 record, 3.02 GAA and .888 save percentage.

Nabokov was originally picked in the ninth round (219th overall) by the Sharks in the 1994 NHL draft.

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