After one season with Flyers, Roman Lyubimov is going back to the KHL

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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.

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