Thanks to our friends over at RussianHockeyFans.com, we are able to keep track of Tiki as he plays his year in the KHL.
First of all, the official website of the KHL did an interview with him in which he clarifies his reasons for leaving a bit. His contract with the Coyotes states that should he be sent down to the AHL during the first two season of his contract, he would be allowed to go back to Russia for a year, but must return to the US after that year.
As for him playing, he scored two goals in his debut with Severstal of the KHL. Both of those goals, he dedicated to his grandfather who was in the audience. Such a good kid, that Teeks :)