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Gavrus posts 2a in Belarus win at worlds

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Devils prospect Artur Gavrus registered two assists on Saturday as Belarus opened their preliminary round with a 4-2 win over Slovenia at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Gavrus set up the opening goal from Andrei Stas, then assisted on Andrei Kostitsyn's tally that broke a 1-1 stalemate in the first period. Belarus went ahead 3-1 in the second, and added an empty netter with 19 seconds to go in regulation.

Gavrus was plus-2 in the contest with two shots in 12:57 of ice time.

The centerman has spent the last two seasons with Dynamo Minsk of the KHL where he's collected 13 points (6g-7a) in 66 games. He was the Devils' sixth-round selection, 180th overall, in 2012.

Belarus continues Group B play against Slovakia on Sunday.

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