Alexander Radulov will meet with the head of the Russian hockey league Wednesday and steps are being taken stateside to clear the way for his return to the Nashville Predators.
Leading Russian sports Web site SovSport reports that the forward will meet with Kontinental Hockey League president Alexander Medvedev Wednesday in Moscow to discuss his immediate future.
Medvedev told SovSport if Radulov wishes to return to the NHL, the KHL will not serve as an "iron curtain."
In addition, the NHL and the players' union have agreed to allow Radulov to rejoin the Predators without going through the waiver process. Radulov is, technically, suspended by the Predators but under contract; nevertheless, there were conflicting opinions on whether he would have to go through waivers before officially returning.
Radulov has one year remaining on his entry-level contract with the Predators.