Roman Lyubimov‘s stay in North America didn’t last very long.
After one season with the Philadelphia Flyers, Lyubimov has decided to return to the KHL, as he signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow.
GM Ron Hextall extended a qualifying offer to Lyubimov earlier this off-season, but it obviously wasn’t enough to get him to return to the NHL.
The 25-year-old forward had just four goals and two assists in in 47 games with Philadelphia in 2016-17.
He served as a healthy scratch in 20 of his team’s final 22 games. In the two games he played down the stretch, the Russian forward had just 5:20 and 11:15 of ice time.
Prior to joining the Flyers as a free agent, he had spent the previous six years with CSKA, so he’s returning to a familiar place.