Every player on KHL’s Dynamo Moscow team is now a free agent

KHL president Dmitry Chernyshenko. (Sergey Ponomarev/AP)

In a bizarre story coming out of the KHL, every player on Dynamo Moscow is now a free agent.

According to various Russian reports, the team has significant debts and players haven’t been paid in several months.

The league released the following statement:

“As a result of HC Dynamo Moscow’s failure to honour its contractual obligations, no fewer than 42 players who were under contract with the club, or in receipt of a concrete offer from the club, have had their agreements with Dynamo annulled and have therefore been assigned Unrestricted Free Agent status.”

Dynamo finished fourth place overall this past season and advanced to the second round of the playoffs, losing to eventual Gagarin Cup champion SKA Saint Petersburg.

Back in May, KHL president Dmitry Chernyshenko announced the Metallurg Novokuznetsk team would be removed from the league for the 2017-18 season due to financial reasons.

Chernyshenko explained at the time that seven of the KHL’s 29 teams were often late when it came to paying players and that “The KHL will not stand for this.”


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