Brent Sopel scored a goal in Metallurg Novokuznetsk's 4-1 win over Metallurg Magnitogorsk in KHL action Saturday.
Although Brent Sopel was coming off of a three-year/$7 million deal, he would have accepted a salary at the league minimum to stay in the NHL.
Brent Sopel has agreed to a two-year deal with the KHL Metallurg Novokuznetsk.
Brent Sopel isn't projected to be retained by the Montreal Canadiens this summer.
Brent Sopel (hand) returned to action on Thursday March 24.
Brent Sopel is listed as doubtful for Saturday afternoon's game against the Penguins.
Brent Sopel didn't play on Thursday because of an upper body injury.
It is uncertain if Brent Sopel will be available to play on Tuesday night after he took a therapy day on Monday.
Brent Sopel will practice with his new Canadien teammates Saturday morning and play Saturday night against the Hurricanes.
The Atlanta Thrashers have traded Brent Sopel and Nigel Dawes to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Ben Maxwell and a fourth round draft pick.
Brent Sopel was absent from practice on Wednesday due to a traveling delay.
Brent Sopel will be patrolling the blueline in Atlanta next season after the Thrashers and Blackhawks hooked up in a roster-altering deal on Thursday morning.
Chicago is becoming a huge hockey city according to defenseman Brent Sopel.
Brent Sopel notched 21 blocked shots in Chicago's first round six-game series win over Nashville.