Flyers Sign Russian Forward Roman Lyubimov Away From CSKA Moscow

VOORHEES, N.J. — The Flyers on Monday signed undrafted free agent forward Roman Lyubimov to an entry-level contract.

Because Lyubimov is 24 years old, it's a one-year deal.

Lyubimov has spent the last six seasons playing in the KHL for CSKA Moscow. He can play both center and left wing.

In 2015-16, the Russian registered seven goals and seven assists in 52 games. He added four goals and eight points in 15 playoff games.
A 6-foot-2, 207-pound forward, Lyubimov represented Russia at the 2016 World Championships, helping Team Russia to a bronze medal.

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He potted four goals and eight points in 10 tournament games.

In six KHL seasons, Lyubimov had 34 points in 185 games.

Like Evgeny Medvedev last season, the Flyers are taking a low risk in signing Lyubimov. Medvedev didn't work out as planned, and went back to Russia this past weekend.

Lyubimov figures to compete for a bottom-six role come training camp in September and could provide depth with the Phantoms.

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