Edwards coming to Russia, Lecavalier says
Russia's AK Bars Kazan already signed other NHL stars such as Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk, the Rangers' Darius Kasparaitis, Anaheim's Ruslan Salei, Columbus' Fred Brathwaite, and Pittsburgh's Alexei Morozov.
"I've always wanted to play in Europe, and especially in Russia," Lecavalier told The Canadian Press. "It's a great opportunity to play with some great players like Ilya Kovalchuk, and with Brad coming too, it's even better."
Lecavalier was the MVP of the World Cup of Hockey and helped Tampa Bay win its first Stanley Cup last season. Richards won the Conn Smythe Award as the playoffs MVP.
Kazan is fourth in the 16-team Russian elite league with a 13-8-1 record.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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