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Dynamo Moscow will try to sign Ovechkin if there’s a lockout

Alex Ovechkin

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) takes a shot in the third period of Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, April 30, 2012. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 3-2. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


Dynamo Moscow general manager Andrey Safronov says the KHL champions will attempt to lure Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin to Russia should there be an NHL lockout.

“We will talk with Ovechkin,” Safronov told RIA Novosti. “It will be up to the head coach.”

Ovechkin played with Dynamo as a teenager before heading to the NHL. In fact, his last season with the club was 2004-05 when the NHL lost an entire season due to a lockout.

That 2004-05 Dynamo team also included NHLers Pavel Datysuk, Maxim Afinogenov and Andrei Markov.

If Ovechkin does sign with Dynamo, we imagine his contract would include an escape clause that would allow him to return to the NHL whenever a new CBA is agreed upon.