Russian international forward Alexander Semin (1984), formerly of the Capitals, Hurricanes and Canadiens (NHL totals: 701 games, 254 goals, 297 assists), has agreed a one-year contract with Vityaz. Semin won the Gagarin Cup with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in 2016, but spent the 2017-18 campaign with Sokol in the VHL.
Spartak has agreed a one-year deal with defenseman Maxim Goncharov (1989), who spent the previous three campaigns at Salavat Yulaev.
After four seasons with Sibir, defenseman Ivan Vereshchagin (1995) has agreed a two-year contract with Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
The main non-transfer news of the day concerns a Canadian in the People's Republic, where former Predators, Islanders, Oilers and Rangers forward Taylor Beck (1991) signed on for another year at Kunlun Red Star.