Are Yakupov’s NHL days numbered?

OK, I’m starting to feel sorry for Nail Yakupov, as sorry as you can be for somebody getting paid $2.5 million not to play in St. Louis. He’s been a healthy scratch 12 times, and when he does dress, he’s averaging 10 minutes a game. He’ll be available to Vegas in the expansion draft, for sure. Would they take him? If not, will anybody else sign him to a bargain-basement, one-year $600,000 contract next season or will he be in the KHL?

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