The KHL to Play in Brooklyn

The Islanders will be the first hockey team to play at the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn but they won’t be the only ones. Puck Daddy is reporting that the KHL will be scheduling a pair of games at the new arena next season.

On Tuesday, Medvedev announced that two games of the 2012-13 KHL regular season will indeed be held in Brooklyn.

“In January before the [KHL] All Star Games the KHL will hold two regular season games at the new Brooklyn arena. We are planning to send teams with names to New York,” he said.

“There are five candidates at this time. They are CSKA, Dynamo [the reigning KHL champion], as well as the teams [Jaromir] Jagr and [Alexander] Radulov played for [Avangard Omsk and Salavat Yulaev] and SKA St. Petersburgh. I am sure these games will be sold out,” Medvedev told Sovetsky Sport today.

In other news, Chicago’s Johnny Oduya re-upped so there’s yet another free-agent defender off the market. Ryan Suter is going to be a very rich man.

The Islanders have officially announced John Persson signing, reported here on Sunday.