"I've already decided to leave for the NHL," he said. "I was told I could leave if I want. We agreed that they would let me go, but if something across the ocean goes wrong I will immediately go back to them." Nichushkin claims his contract with Dynamo Moscow, who reportedly sent $10 million to Traktor Chelyabinsk to acquire him earlier this month, has been terminated but the club couldn't be reached for comment. Less than three weeks ago, he told reporters in Russia that he would honor the last two years of his KHL contract. Nichushkin is projected to be a top-five level talent for the upcoming draft, but his transfer from Russia is still considered to be a lingering question mark.