Aleksander Suglobov (Graig Abel Photography)
Aleksander Suglobov, who in his days with the Albany River Rats was one of the most offensively talented players I'd ever seen, is on his way back to Russia, having signed with SKA-St. Petersburg.
The transaction was posted today on eurohockey.net, but the signing had been announced over a week ago on two Russian sites, allhockey.ru and gazeta.ru.
Despite a wealth of talent, Suglobov had one of the worst years imaginable in '06-'07. Aside from being a healthy scratch 27 times, Suglobov scored nary a point in 14 games this season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team that acquired him from the New Jersey Devils in a trade in 2006. Suglobov didn't fare much better in the AHL in '06-'07, scoring a mere three goals in 32 games for the Toronto Marlies.