"Active negotiations are underway. One thing is clear: our side has no intention of inviting unattractive, weak teams. We are planning for the strongest representatives of the NHL to come to Russia. It is already clear that one of these teams will be Washington. Whether or not the Capitals will play against a "delegation" from the KHL or against a rival from their own league, we will find out a little bit later."
— KHL President Alexander Medvedev in an interview with Sport-Express, when asked about the possibility of an NHL game in Russia next season.