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Lightning sign KHL defenceman Korobov to two-year contract

TSN.ca Staff

8/2/2012 10:09:28 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenceman Dmitry Korobov to a two-year, two-way contract the team announced Thursday.

The 23-year-old played for Minsk Dynamo of the KHL last season. He had one goal and 11 points in 39 games and led the team with a plus-12. He was also fifth among Minsk defensemen in average ice time with 18:52 per game.

In his three-year, 82 game career with Minsk he has recorded two goals and 20 points with 46 penalty minutes.

The six-foot-six, 205-pound Korobov played for Belarus at this year's IIHF World Championships and led his country in average ice time. He has represented his home nation at each of the previous three IIHF World Championships, recording two goals and eight points.

He also played in the 2007 World Junior Championships as well as the 2006 World Under-18 Championships.