Paul Maurice is headed to Russia.
SovSport reported today that the former Hurricanes coach had signed a one-year cotnract to be the head coach of Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Maurice was fired by the Canes in November and replaced by Kirk Muller. He led the Canes to the Eastern Conference finals in 2009, but Carolina missed the playoffs in 2010 and 2011 and had a slow start last season.
Former Canes assistant coach and goaltending coach Tom Barrasso is expected to join Maurice's staff as an assistant. The Canes announced this week that Barrasso would be joining the organization's pro scouts.