A dismal season in Edmonton has pushed Viktor Fasth to the Kontinental Hockey League.
The unrestricted free agent has inked a one-year deal with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow, the club announced Thursday.
The undrafted goaltender came into the NHL on fire in 2013, winning his first eight games with the Anaheim Ducks and quickly signing a two-year, $5.8-million extension with the team.
Fasth was dealt to the Oilers at the 2014 trade deadline but failed to seize the starter’s role.
The 32-year-old Swede posted a disappointing .888 save percentage and 3.41 goals-against average in 26 appearances with Edmonton last season.
The Oilers acquired Cam Talbot, 28, and Anders Nilsson, 25, this month and decided not to re-sign Fasth.
Fasth’s new club in Moscow is managed by 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Sergei Fedorov and is led by former NHLer Alexander Radulov.