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Former Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers forward Alexander Frolov has signed a one-year deal with Amur. The 35-year-old, whose long and varied career includes a World U20 gold medal, a Russian Super League gold with Dynamo Moscow in 2005, senior World Championship gold, silver and bronze between 2007 and 2010, plus eight seasons, 585 games and 401 (176+225) points in the NHL, and 278 matches yielding 134 (54+80) points in the KHL in spells at Torpedo, CSKA, and Avangard.
Former Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers and Phoenix Coyotes forward Gilbert Brule has moved to Traktor. The 30-year-old Canadian, whose NHL career spanned 311 appearances and 98 (45+53) points, has spent the past three years in the KHL (151 games, 41 goals, 40 assists), where he has donned the colors of Avtomobilist, Medvescak, and most recently, Neftekhimik, who receive financial compensation from the Chelyabinsk club.
CSKA has signed former Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Nikita Nesterov, The 24-year-old Russian international, who before his four-year stint in North America (NHL totals: 160 games, 10 goals, 30 assists) played for Traktor Chelyabinsk, has signed up for three years’ service with the Army Men. He is joined by 19-year-old center Valery Bochkaryov, formerly of Vityaz, who has agreed a one-year-deal.
Kunlun Red Star has recruited former Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matthew Frattin. The 29-year-old Canadian has 141 games and 37 (17+20) points in the NHL under his belt, but spent last season in the AHL with the Stockton Heat. Joining him at Red Star is 28-year-old Slovak international defenseman Marek Daloga, who spent the past two seasons in the KHL: with Ak Bars in 2015-16 and with Slovan Bratislava in 2016-17. Both players have signed up with the Chinese club for one season.
Dynamo Moscow has secured the continued services of Yakov Rylov and his fellow Russian international defenseman Andrei Kuteikin. The pair, both 32, have signed on for two more seasons, as has Latvian international forward Martins Karsums, 31, previously of the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Muscovites have also given a tryout contract to 29-year-old Belarusian international forward Nikita Komarov, previously of Dinamo Minsk and Avtomobilist, and welcomed back 20-year-old defenseman Yegor Orlov, who returns to the Blue-and-Whites on a two-year contract after spending last season with Ugra
Salavat Yulaev and HC Sochi have agreed an exchange which sees 26-year-old forward Dmitry Maltsev move from Ufa to the Black Sea and his fellow attacker, 28-year-old Vyacheslav Solodukhin, travel in the opposite direction.
Torpedo has given a tryout contract to 22-year-old defenseman Viktor Baldayev, a Russian U20 international who has KHL experience from spells with Spartak and Atlant, but who spent the end of last season playing for HC Karlovy Vary of the Czech Republic.
Severstal has recruited Czech forward Matej Stransky, who has spent the past four seasons playing for the Texas Stars in the AHL. The 24-year-old has agreed a two-year deal with the Cherepovets club.
In addition to the Dynamo Moscow troika, possibly the biggest non-transfer news of the past three days involved high-scoring defenseman Kevin Dallman, The popular 36-year-old Canadian with Kazakhstan citizenship has agreed to stay on at Barys
Astana for two more years.