Report: Rangers prospect Vitali Kravtsov considering KHL return

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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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