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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Maxim Kondratiev returning to Anaheim

Maxim Kondratiev

Defenseman Maxim Kondratiev is on his way back to North America, having signed a one-way deal with the Anaheim Ducks, according to a report posted today on

The report quotes Aleksander Chebotarev, the executive director of Lada Togliatti (Kondratiev's former team in Russia).

Kondratiev played for parts of two seasons with the Hartford Wolf Pack and New York Rangers, beginning in 2004, before being dealt by the Rangers to Anaheim for Petr Sykora midway through the '05-'06 season. A restricted free agent, Kondratiev had returned to Russia to play for Lada Togliatti prior to the '06-'07 season.