Isles’ Ullstrom signs with KHL club, Devils ink Tedenby

New York Islanders forward David Ullstrom has spent the last few years trying to establish himself as a regular in the NHL, but that is at very least on hold.

The 24-year-old has agreed to terms with the KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, according to the team’s Twitter.

“So excited for this new adventure with Lokomotiv,” Ullstrom tweeted. “Can this season start already!”

Ullstrom first broke into the NHL during the 2011-12 campaign and went on to record four goals and eight points in 29 contests.

He followed it up with two goals and five points in 20 games with the New York Islanders in 2013. He also had an assist in three playoff contests.

The Swedish forward was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer after completing his entry-level deal.

Meanwhile, Mattias Tedenby has inked a one-year, $600,000 extension with the New Jersey Devils, according to RDS’ Renaud Lavoie. His deal is one-way, so he will likely start the 2013-14 campaign with New Jersey.

Tedenby, 23, was slashed in the face by a skate while in the AHL in February and needed plastic surgery. Before that, he had an assist in four NHL contests in 2013.

He has nine points and 29 points in 105 career NHL contests. Like Ullstrom, he was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer.

Isles’ Ullstrom (groin) out 3-4 weeks


The New York Islanders will be without forward David Ullstrom for three weeks — possibly a month — after he injured his groin in a win over Tampa Bay on Thursday.

Ullstrom, 23, has appeared in 20 games for the Isles this year, notching 2G-3A-5PTS. He was demoted to AHL Bridgeport on Mar. 11 but was recalled two days later as a replacement for Michael Grabner, who was placed on IR with an upper-body injury.

Now, the Isles need to find an injury replacement for their injury replacement.

It’s unclear exactly who New York will bring up from the Tigers. Nino Neiderreiter could get the nod, but he was passed over for promotion last time in favor of Ullstrom.

Brock Nelson or David Persson could also be promoted, as they currently sit second and fifth on the team in scoring, respectively.

UPDATE: Head coach Jack Capuano says there are no call-ups planned at this time to replace Ullstrom.

Whatever the case, the Isles will need someone to jump into the lineup at a crucial stage of the season.

They sit just three points back of Winnipeg for eighth in the Eastern Conference and, after Saturday’s game in Florida, begin a crucial four-game homestand against the Senators, Canadiens, Penguins and Panthers.

It’s the Isles’ last big homestand of the season.