51-year-old Vyacheslav Fetisov to play for CSKA in KHL (Photo © khl.ru)
Yes, it’s not a joke. CSKA Moscow is having problems as a lot of it’s players are injured. Yesterday, after the game against Atlant CSKA’s head coach Sergei Nemchinov said that he had offered CSKA president Vyacheslav Fetisov to help the team. They gave Fetisov one day to think it over and apparently he agreed.
This is what the team’s press attache Natalia Masyakina had to say to RIA Novosti (in Russian):
Fetisov agreed to play for CSKA. Now we are working on the documents and if there are no problems he will be able to play on Friday against SKA. Nothing can be said about the length of his contract at this moment.
News is also confirmed on the official KHL site (in Russian).
CSKA has provided all required documents and Fetisov is able to play in the KHL. Fetisov has signed a one-year contract and is able to play on December 11 against SKA St. Petersburg.