Dmitry Chesnokov of Puck Daddy is reporting Semin is close to signing with the Canes. SovSport.ru also has a story:
As the correspondent of "Soviet Sport" Sergei Begishev, within the next hour NHL, "Carolina Hurricanes" will announce that it has signed a contract with the Russian national team forward Alexander Semin.
Term of Agreement "Hurricane" with 28-year-old striker will be left a year and his salary exceeds the amount that Semin was in the last year playing for the "Washington" - more than 6.7 million dollars.
Earlier it was reported that the services of Alexander's interest CSKA Moscow and "Pittsubrg."
Washington Capitals" with the 2003 and 520 442 ty matches won (212 230) points. "Caroline" is a contender, "Washington" on the Southeast Division of NHL.