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Bolts d-man Korobov signs in Russia

Jul 1, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

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Tampa Bay Lightning d-man Dmitry Korobov has signed with Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL, the club announced on Tuesday.

Korobov, 25, signed a two-year entry-level deal with Tampa in 2012 after a stint with KHL Dynamo Minsk. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Belorussian rearguard spent most of his time in North America with AHL Syracuse — helping the Crunch reach the Calder Cup finals — and appeared in three games for the Lightning last season, registering one assist.

It’s worth noting, however, that Korobov was one of the six players Tampa Bay made a qualifying offer to earlier this week — one of just two d-men to receive one (the other was Andrej Sustr.) Fellow RFA d-men Keith Aulie and Charles Landry were allowed to walk and head to unrestricted free agency; while Korobov won’t play in North America this year, his NHL rights will remain property of Tampa Bay.



  1. sgs32 - Jul 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Golden opportunity and you blew it, he obviously bolted

    • pfhockey - Jul 1, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      “Korobov bolts to Russia”

  2. hockey412 - Jul 1, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Was Aulie not developing? I thought they were using him here and there?

  3. lowenni - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Aulie didn’t really develop well and while he has/had potential, he’s pretty slow and I don’t think his ceiling is very high. Six years from now he’ll be a less effective Douglas Murray.

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