Devils sign Russian defenceman to 2-year contract

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have signed Russian defenceman Yaroslav Dyblenko to a two-year, entry-level contract.

General manager Ray Shero announced the signing Thursday.

The 23-year-old Dyblenko spent the past five seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League. He played the last two seasons with Moscow Spartak. The left-handed shooting defenceman has 12 goals and 27 assists in 180 KHL games.

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