Tampa Bay Lightning D Victor Hedman to the KHL
The agent for Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman said his client has signed a contract with Barys Astana of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League and will report Friday.
"He wants to play in the best league there is right now," agent Peter Wallen said of finding a place for Hedman to play during the NHL lockout.
Wallen said the team had been looking to add a defenseman, so the fit is right.
In other Lightning news, AHL Syracuse has signed defenseman Keith Aulie to a minor-league deal. Aulie, who has a two-way contract with Tampa Bay will not have to pass through waivers to play for the Crunch.