According to Sport-Express newspaper (http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?78555), there will be a meeting next Wednesday in Zurich between NHL and RHF authorities to discuss the Zherdev's case. The article is signed by Vsevolod Kukushkin, one of the most respected hockey writer in Russia. Kukushkin writes " It is not imposible that Zherdev will fly to Moscow either next Monday or Tuesday". Russian Hockey Insider has reproduced the text: http://www.rushockey.com/events.php?i=sl&stream=sl_news&id=18 I personnally doubt Zherdev will ever be back on ice in Russia this year but who knows what can happen. There are large interests on the table and big bucks too.