Friday, August 18, 2017

Sergei Andronov departs St. Louis Blues for KHL's CSKA Moscow

Sergei Andronov will be leaving the American Hockey League's (AHL) St. Louis Blues to return to CSKA Moscow.

Andronov's departure from the AHL comes after 112 games with the St. Louis Blues. During his two-year career with the Blues, Andronov scored 21 goals and made 24 assists, St. Louis Game Time reports.

In 2009, Andronov was CSKA Moscow's third-round draft pick. He played for CSKA for three seasons from 2010 to 2012 before joining the AHL. At the conclusion of the Blues' 2013-2014 season, the team's management offered Andronov a new contract, which he declined.

The 25-year-old athlete will be returning to CSKA under a trial contract, according to St. Louis Game Time.

Andronov is the second Blue to leave the AHL for the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) this off-season, following the departure of Vladimir Sobotka, who signed a three-year deal with Avangard Omsk in early July, Bleedin' Blue reports.