Forward Mikhail Yunkov, a Gagarin Cup winner with Ak Bars (2010) and Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2014), has joined HC Sochi on a tryout contract. The 31-year-old spent the 2016-17 season at Avangard.

American forward Shane Harper, 28, who last season made 14 appearances in the NHL for the Florida Panthers (1 goal, 2 assists), has signed a one-way, one-year deal with Lada Togliatti.

Severstal has recruited forward Oleg Yashin on a tryout contract. The 26-year-old spent most of the KHL era at Atlant, before moving on to Ugra for the 2015-16 campaign and then starring in Kunlun Red Star's impressive debut season.

Barys has given a two-way, one-year contract to 27-year-old Canadian defenseman Jordon Southorn, who spent the 2016-17 campaign playing for the Astana club's VHL side, Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk, after six seasons plying his trade at various teams in the AHL and ECHL.

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