Never said no? How quickly they gloss over how Malkin had to defect to get out of there. Pulled the old switch-a-roo in the airport.
not entirely true. he did play 1 added year as agreed. the owner of metallurg felt that malkin "owed" him since they had put so much $ into his work outs, training, etc. so 1 more year was an obligation that he agreed to. but then they wanted another contract extension. that is when he left.