"The International Ice Hockey Federation is refusing to grant Jiri Hudler his transfer card, which means he is not allowed to practice or play for his new team, Moscow Dynamo, reports Sovietski Sport."
"Without this card, Hudler can't play in any IIHF-sanctioned game. The Russian league is under the domain of the IIHF, hence Hudler's current problem."
So basically, he doesn't have a team to play for. The Red Wings don't have room and the IIHF says he can't play for the Dynamo. What a convoluted mess this whole situation has turned out to be...
"The IIHF's stance is baffling to Alexander Medvedev, chief of the KHL, because both the Detroit Red Wings, Hudler's NHL team, and the Czech federation have given permission to Hudler to play for Dynamo, according to Medvedev."
Apparently, when it comes to league rules, the Red Wings can't win for losing. It is now an INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY that goes beyond Lil' Gary Bettman...good grief.
"Hudler was a restricted free agent, who went to arbitration this summer. Rather than accept the arbitrated contract with Detroit, he signed in Moscow."
Just let the guy play...what rule is being broken here? We went through the stupid motions of the NHL, made peace with the KHL, now the IIHF is sticking it's big fat nose into it.
Again I say...will this EVER freakin' end???