Alexei Yashin is ready to return to the NHL.
But if anybody wants the unrestricted free-agent centre, they’d better make their pitch because he has a lucrative offer to return to Yaroslavl in the Russian league next season.
It’s believed the Wild and Canadiens have held talks with Yashin’s agents.
The 35-year-old Yashin, a former No. 1 pick of the Senators, had 43 points in 56 games this season with Yaroslavl. He returned to his homeland after receiving a $17.6-million US buyout from the Islanders last summer.