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Hedman signs with KHL's Barys Astana

Tuesday, 09.25.2012 / 12:40 PM / News

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Hedman signs with KHL's Barys Astana
Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman on Tuesday signed to play with Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League for the duration of the work stoppage.

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman on Tuesday signed to play with Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League for the duration of the work stoppage.

The second pick of the 2009 NHL Draft, Hedman had a career-best five goals in 61 games last season, and his 23 points were second among the team's blueliners.

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