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Alexander Khokhlachev's KHL rights traded for Yuri Alexandrov, Koko still a Bruin

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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Today a Russian article came out stating that Alexander Khokhlachev's KHL rights have been traded from Avangard Omsk to SKA in exchange for Yuri Alexandrov. Yes...that Yuri Alexandrov. Also, this vague tweet induced some panic amongst the Bruins' fanbase.

What does this mean for the Bruins? Right now, a whole lot of nothing. Khokhlachev's KHL rights are still floating around due to the fact that he was drafted and played some time there in/around his time in the OHL and AHL. However, he's still under contract to the Bruins for the next year. Possibly this trade just gives him options following this season; if he finishes up his contract with Boston and decides that the Bruins' logjam at center is too much, that he doesn't feel the switch to wing is something he wants to cope with, he can escape to the KHL where he'll likely get more playing time.

KHL rights are absolutely not a reason to panic. Please do not panic. Koko isn't going anywhere for at least a year.