So earlier it was reported the KHL will allow him to talk to NHL teams, and the NHL is currently considering allowing him to return, probably with a suspension attached. The way this has been moving my sense is it's going to happen, and in time for the season opening (subject to suspension). Then it will be up to the Kings.

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