As often happens, some of the biggest transfer stories of the past few days involved deals with no transfers. SKA Saint Petersburg’s star forward Ilya Kovalchuk has decided to stay at the club for another year, and Finnish defenseman Joonas Jarvinen has also agreed to 12-month extension to his deal with Kunlun Red Star.
Ak Bars has strengthened its offense with the addition of Swedish international Anton Lander. The 26 -year-old former Edmonton Oilers forward (NHL totals: 215 games, 10 goals, 25 assists) has signed a two-year deal with the Kazan club.
Lada has paid monetary compensation to CSKA for the rights to forward Yegor Babenko.
Dynamo Moscow re-signed three more of the players who last week were granted unrestricted free agent status by the KHL Disciplinary Committee: forwards Artyom Podshendyalov and Alexander Petunin plus defenseman Artyom Volkov each put their signatures on two-year contracts.