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Report: Kyle Wellwood signs with KHL team Atlant Moscow Oblast

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VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 4: Kyle Wellwood #42 of the Vancouver Canucks reacts as he tries to get out of the way of shot while screening goalie Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild during the second period of NHL action on April 04, 2010 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

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On Saturday we passed along word that the Phoenix Coyotes decided to let Kyle Wellwood walk from his pro tryout. We also pleaded with people to hold their fat jokes until he signed with a hockey team, whether that team is in Europe or the NHL.

Well, it looks like we can break out those jokes again, though some of us might need to brush up on Russian cuisine. Sportsnet reports that Wellwood signed with the KHL.

Sportsnet has learned veteran centre Kyle Wellwood has signed with Atlant Moscow Oblast (KHL).

It’s believed with bonuses he’ll receive over $1 million playing in Europe.

Congratulations to Wellwood and to anyone who might have felt guilty for making jokes about him while he was jobless.