For those of who checked out the story on Kuznetsov from this morning breakfast links (Soviet Sport) here is a few tidbits that Google Translator (English Translation) did not catch but seem highly indicative of him having made the decision to come over. Add to this GMGM going to Russia a few days ago and it does seem very likely he will be indeed coming here and they will announce it after Apr 30 when he becomes a free agent in Russia.
Kuznetsov: This is crazyness, in our series they go 1:0, 2:1
Journalist: Yours, you mean Washington?
Kuznetsov: Yes. And these guys already scored 45 goals in their series. I do not remember ever seeing such hockey.
Journalist: Where are you going next season?
Kuznetsov: I will say after April 30. With me personally no one from Traktor has been in touch. They made an offer previously but nothing since the end of the season. May be they talked to my agent?
Journalist: Don't you have the feeling that you wasted your last change to win the Gagarin Cup. Going to the NHL and all this?
Kuznetsov: I will come back when I am 40 (laughing). As someone told me "I will go to the NHL to finish my carrier".