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.