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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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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday