Alexander Radulov's second stint with the Nashville Predators will go in the books as lasting just 17 regular season and playoff games, according to a report.
Nashville general manager David Poile told The Tennessean that the club won't be signing the restricted free agent to another contract.
Another NHL club could work out a trade for the talented but unpredictable forward until July 1, at which point he'd become an unrestricted free agent. It's also conceivable the Russian could return to the KHL.
Radulov missed two playoff games after getting suspended for a late night out with teammate Andrei Kostitsyn.
Radulov, 26, bolted the Predators while still under contract in 2007-08. He spent the next four seasons in the KHL, but when his most recent season in Russia was over, he came back to Nashville in March.
He provided a spark late in the season, with three goals and four assists in nine games. But in the post-season he managed just one goal, to go along with five assists.