Sides found compromise in Tyutin's case

NOV.17 -- The controversy involving NY Rangers prospect Fedor Tyutin was finally solved this weekend, as SKA Saint-Petersburg and Ak Bars Kazan reached an agreement.

Talented rearguard will play for St.Petersburg until the 10th of December, a total of 10 games before RSL clubs would be off for a month long break due to Baltica Cup and World Junior Championship. After the break Tyutin will be loaned to Kazan's side for the balance of the regular season and the play-offs.

Tyutin's rights in Russia belong to SKA until the end of 03/04 season and St.Petersburg was the only legitimate team in RSL the Rangers could sent him to. However Fedor exercised an out close in his contract with SKA, as RHI reported earlier, and signed a two-year deal with Ak Bars.

That's when the conflict between two Russian clubs developed, as SKA officials presented to PHL's Arbitration Committee an agreement reached with Tyutin's NHL right holder. St.Petersburg's club mainly seeked a reasonable compensation for the talented youngster, that made his debut in Senior National Team at the Karjala Cup two weeks ago.

As a result of the hearing that took place on 10th of November PHL arbitrary committee ordered Tyutin to return to St.Petersburg and gave SKA and Ak Bars until the 20th of November to solve the matter peacefully. Which they did with a rather surprising outcome.

Tyutin's expected to dress for SKA in a few hours, when Boris Mikhailov's side will look forward to its third straight win against Amur in Khabarovsk.

Moscow Spartak will welcome back into the line-up two of its finest young players on Monday, when red-and-white will face off against Soviet Wings in Setun. New Jersey's Andrei Posnov and Anaheim's Maxim Rybin will be back after serving five and one game long suspensions respectively, for being... bad boys.

-- Max Dostoevsky