Las Vegas–The Vadim Shipachyov saga with the Vegas Golden Knights is still not over as people were led to believe from yesterday’s news by Sportsnet’s Eric Engels.

Engels of Sportsnet originally reported on his Twitter Account that centerman Shipachyov has made the decision to return to Russia.

As previously stated Shipachyov was currently assigned to the AHL’s Chicago Wolves which serves as the Golden Knights minor league partner in developing future NHL talent for the franchise to use down the road.

He practiced with the team on Saturday before their matchup against the Milwaukee Admirals but then decided to return home to be with family in Las Vegas.

Following that incident with the Wolves on Saturday, Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee suspended Shipachyov for leaving his AHL assignment.

Sportnet’s Engels mentioned on his Twitter Account that he stand’s by what he initially reported.

The holdup here is there a formal process that Shipachyov and the Golden Knights have to go thru before everything is finalized by both parties.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported earlier this morning that Shipachyov will not be going thru the unconditional waiver process today and that a date when it happens, it yet to be determined.

He also followed up with his comments regarding the $2 million signing bonus that Shipachyov signed with the Golden Knights in which he will need to pay back the franchise in a pro-rated amount per NHL CBA mandate.

He also pointed out that the formalities regarding this situation between Shipachyov and the Golden Knights is still not yet over.

Shipachyov’s original contract with the Golden Knights was signed back in May before the IIHF Worlds Tournament worth $9 million for two years at an AAV of $4.5 mil per season. He’s only played three regular season games and made approximately $164,634 of his contract with the organization.

He’s only played three regular season games and has made approximately $164,634 of his contract with the organization.

Check back with us for more updates on this developing story…

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