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Coyotes sign Lyubushkin to 1-year deal

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year contract.

The deal was announced Friday.

Lyubushkin, 25, had four assists in 41 games in 2018-19, his first season with the Coyotes. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound native of Moscow was third among NHL rookies with 150 hits.

Lyubushkin signed a one-year deal with Arizona as an undrafted free agent last year after playing 257 games with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League.

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