It hardly ranks as big news, but forward Matt Murley has officially been cleared to play in the Continental Hockey League (KHL).
The Canes signed Murley this year and assigned him to Albany (AHL), only to have him bolt to Russia and the KHL without their approval and while under contract. Carolina suspended Murley, but after the NHL, IIHF and Hockey Federation of Russia all weighed in, nothing could be agreed upon as far as arbitration or a resolution.
The International Ice Hockey Federation today announced it disapproved of about everything involved in the player transfer case but would not issue sanctions on Murley or Amur Khabarovsk, the Russian team. So for now, that's that.