WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Six-time all-star Sergei Fedorov left the Washington Capitals Thursday and joined a team in his native Russia, the Kontinental Hockey League's Web site said.
Fedorov will join his brother with Magnitogorsk Metallurg. His agent, Pat Brisson, said the deal is "90 percent done" and a Capitals' official told The Washington Post the same thing.
Fedorov's departure from the Capitals had been rumored for several weeks.
Fedorov, 39, played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League. He is the league's all-time leader in games played (1,248), goals (483), assists (696), and in points (1,179), and the all-time leading NHL scorer among players born in Russia.
He played on three Stanley Cup champion teams in Detroit and ended a solid NHL career by scoring the game-winning goal in Washington's seven-game quarterfinal victory against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
He scored 33 points (11 goals, 22 assists) in his final NHL season.