Flyers sign forward Lyubimov out of KHL


The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Russian forward Roman Lyubimov to an entry-level contract.

It’s a one-year, two-way deal for the 24-year-old, according to CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 207 pounds, Lyubimov has spent the past few seasons playing for CSKA Moscow (with Alexander Radulov) in the KHL. He had seven goals and seven assists in 52 games last season, then added four goals and four assists in 15 playoff games.

“He’s a role type of player,” GM Ron Hextall told reporters. “I don’t necessarily think he’s going to be on your first power play. He’s a hard worker, he goes to the net, he scores some dirty goals. He’s got good size and he skates well.”

Lyubimov also represented Russia at the world championship in May. He had four goals and four assists in 10 games.