Report: Rangers prospect Vitali Kravtsov considering KHL return


Vitali Kravtsov, fourth from right, of Russia, poses after being selected by the New York Rangers during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas. (Michael Ainsworth/AP)

New York Rangers prospect Vitali Kravtsov is considering a return to the Kontinental Hockey League, according to Sport-Express’ Igor Eronko.

Kravtsov, 19, started this season in the American Hockey League with the Hartford Wolf Pack where he has one assist in three games.

The ninth-overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft has a European assignment clause in his entry-level contract with the Rangers, Eronko reports.

Kravtsov played with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL last season where he had eight goals and 13 assists in 50 games.

The six-foot-four, 183-pound right-winger also had six points in seven games at the world junior championship, where he won bronze, and appeared in the KHL all-star game.

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