KHL’s Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod has approached 22-year old Jesse Puljujarvi but he expressed no interest in playing in Russia, Torpedo’s GM Maksim Gafurov revealed in an interview with teams’ press office.
”He is a very interesting player but in this situation, we have to understand what he wants. He isn’t ready to come to the KHL even though we have offered him a good deal. It’s either Finland or a return to North America for Jese. Eventually, there will be some clarity in regards to him but not right now”. the GM revealed.
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Torpedo owns the rights to the 22-year old forward, while the Edmonton Oilers still hold his NHL rights. Puljujarvi still isn’t interested in returning to play for the Oilers due to them not taking care of player’s health properly. The trade request still stands but there is no sign of any deal taking place anytime soon.
Last season Puljujarvi spent in Finland playing for the Oulu Karpat team. He played 56 games and earning 53 points which ranked him 4th in the league.