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Esche returning to Russia

By By BRIAN SANDLER

Having to choose between a return to the National Hockey League and a return to the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia, goalie and Whitesboro native Rob Esche has chosen the latter, telling WKTV he will honor the final year of his contract with SKA St. Petersburg.

Esche, who last played in the NHL in the 2006-07 season, drew interest from both of his former NHL teams, Philadelphia and Phoenix, but decided to stick with St. Petersburg for the time being.  In 38 games last season, the 31-year-old Esche had nine shutouts and a 1.87 goals against average.

 

 

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