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Another NHL veteran bolts for KHL

This sounds like the end of his NHL career…

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The NHL season is about to come to an end with the Stanley Cup final heading into Game 5 tonight in Boston, however, some players already need to focus on what is next for them for the coming campaign. 

The Anaheim Ducks failed to clinch a playoff after a difficult season and management have been looking at ways to improve their roster to become a contender once again. 

Decisions included not re-signing defenseman Andrej Sustr, who decided to take matters into his own hands on Thursday, bolting for the Kontinental Hockey League. 

Per Igor Eronko of Sport-Express, Sustr has signed a one-year deal with Kunlun of the KHL.

After signing with the Ducks as a free agent in the summer of 2018, Sustr ended up getting buried in the American Hockey League. He only appeared in five games with the Ducks in 2018-19. 

He is expected to get more ice time and potentially a better salary playing in China. This could also mean the end of his NHL career. 

In 323 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ducks, Sustr recorded 10 goals and 63 points over the span of seven seasons in the NHL.