Thrashers star on probation but will play in Kazan

Updated: February 10, 2005, 4:25 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Dany Heatley signed with a Russian hockey team Thursday, less than a week after pleading guilty to charges in the 2003 death of Atlanta Thrashers teammate Dan Snyder and being sentenced to three years' probation.

Heatley, MVP of the 2003 NHL All-Star Game, will join Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk with AK Bars Kazan, which has signed several NHL players during the league's lockout. The team is based in the central Russian city of Kazan, about 450 miles east of Moscow.

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