Las Vegas–Well it looks like the run for Russian playmaker Vadim Shipachyov with the Vegas Golden Knights has come to an end.
Per report, he is heading back to Russia. Rogers Sportsnet Eric Engels has reported on his official Twitter Account.
Vadim Shipachyov has decided he’s going back to Russia. Contract termination will follow after unconditional waiver process #Sportsnet
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) October 30, 2017
Shipachyov was on an AHL assignment with the Chicago Wolves organization over the past weekend and was scheduled to make his debut against the Milwaukee Admirals.
He practiced the morning of the game but decided to go back Las Vegas to be with his family.
The Golden Knights organization along with General Manager George McPhee originally signed Shipachyov back in May before the 2017 IIHF Worlds Tournament that took place in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany.
His contract was to be for 2-years at $9 million total with an AAV of $4.5 mil per season.
In his short time with the Golden Knights, Shipachyov skated in 4 preseason games and registered 1 assists over that span. In the regular season campaign, Shipachyov scored his NHL debut against the Boston Bruins and played in a total of 3 regular season games.