Last week an unconfirmed source reported that Kirill Kaprizov was allegedly wanted in Russia for buying a fake Military ID back in 2017.
According to Mike Russo of the Athletic, Kirill Kaprizov has twice attempted to return to the United States and was turned away on both occasions. Russo writes in his article in the Athletic
According to league sources, Kaprizov left Russia recently for Dubai and tried to return to the U.S. He couldn’t clear into the U.S., though, perhaps because he doesn’t currently have a work visa despite signing a five-year contract last September. As The Athletic reported July 1, several Europeans — not just Russians — were given exceptions to play last season without visas because U.S. consulates were inundated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kaprizov, sources say, tried to cross the ocean by way of Caribbean Islands after not succeeding in the Dubai route. Again, he wasn’t permitted. Kaprizov then returned to Russia, where he remains.
The Minnesota Wild coaching staff and front office are monitoring the situation and hopefully Kaprizov will be allowed back in the States.