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KHL: Slava Kozlov Joins Spartak

17:28 29.12.2012 (Last updated 17:32 29.12.2012)

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  © RIA Novosti. Vladimir Fedorenko

MOSCOW, December 29 (R-Sport) – Two-time Stanley Cup winner Slava Kozlov has agreed to play for Spartak Moscow, the KHL team said Saturday.

The ex-Detroit Red Wings star, 40, has been a free agent since his one-year contract with KHL champion Dynamo Moscow expired in May.

“Spartak have reached an agreement on the move of forward Vyacheslav Kozlov,” a Spartak website statement said.

“Kozlov will join the team and start training at the beginning of January.”

Kozlov moved in 1992 to the Red Wings, where later he became the part of the famous Russian Five that helped the team win two Stanley Cups.

The wing spent 18 seasons in the NHL, also suiting up for the Buffalo Sabres and Atlanta Thrashers to eventually clock up 1,321 games and 941 points.

After his return to Russia, Kozlov won two consecutive Gagarin Cups, first with Salavat Yulaev Ufa and then with Dynamo last season.

Spartak is rock bottom of the Western Conference, with just 11 wins from 37 games.

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