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Lukas Radil's brief tenure in the NHL appears to be over, at least for now. The Sharks forward has signed with HC Spartak Moscow in Russia's KHL, The Athletic's Kevin Kurz reported Friday, citing team sources.

Radil joined San Jose before the 2018-19 season after over a decade of playing professionally in both Russia and the Czech Republic, where Radil hails from. In fact, Radil now is rejoining the same KHL squad in Moscow he played with for three seasons before coming to America.

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The 29-year-old began the season with the Sharks' NHL roster, but fell out of the rotation early on and eventually was re-assigned to the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL in mid-December. Radil amassed 11 points over 50 NHL games with San Jose.

Radil famously had a morning skate altercation with goalie Aaron Dell before Game 6 of last year's Western Conference Final, a dust-up that included Radil swinging a stick at the net-minder.

The Sharks' season came to a close on May 26, as the league revealed that it would be bringing back 24 teams after the 2019-20 regular season was put on hold in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. San Jose finished the abbreviated season with 63 points, good for last in the Pacific Division.