In a less than surprising move, Andrey Makarov signed a two-year deal with Spartak Moskva of the KHL. Aivis Kalnins tweets that the 2-year contract is worth about $1.2MM. Kalnins also tweeted that Makarov’s role is undetermined for now.
The Hockey News wrote that Makarov had already decided that the KHL was his next destination. Quoting Makarov from a Russian source, Makarov was displeased with his treatment by the organization, and went as far to let the Sabres know during exit interviews. Statistically, Makarov was the better goalie in Rochester, with other goaltender options Nathan Lieuwen and Linus Ullmark posting .909 and .902 save percentages respectively.
At Rochester, Markarov posted a 9-9-2 mark with a .916 save percentage.