“Nikita Zaitsev can only come to Chicago in a week” – hockey player’s agent

Russian defender Nikita Zaitsev will come to “Chicago” only a week later, the hockey player’s agent told Dan Milstein .

Zaitsev moved from Ottawa to Chicago on Wednesday. Ottawa traded Zaitsev to Chicago, along with a second-round pick in the 2023 rookie draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2026 rookie draft. Ottawa’s compensation will be announced at a later date.

– Nikita is very satisfied with the exchange in “Chicago”. He looks forward to the day when he can join the team. During the exchange, there were three options on the flag, Chicago turned out to be the most optimal club. Therefore, Zaitsev is happy to go to the Blackhawks. By the way, Chicago was not on the list where the player could not be traded. Nikita has always made this club a priority.

Nikita won’t arrive in Chicago until a week later. Now we are in the process of getting a work visa for the United States because he was working in Canada. Only after that will it be possible to join the team, ”Milstein told the columnist.

This season, 31-year-old Zaitsev played 28 games, during which he scored 5 (0 + 5) points with a utility indicator of -5.

Source : MatchTV

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