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Kovar agrees to one-year contract with Islanders

Forward, 28, averaged more than point per game in five KHL seasons

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Jan Kovar agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New York Islanders on Monday. Financial terms were not released.

The 28-year-old forward averaged more than a point per game the past five seasons with Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League, with 286 points (97 goals, 189 assists) in 285 games.

Video: Jan Kovar signs one-year deal with the Islanders

Kovar had 162 points (60 goals, 102 assists) in 236 games with Plzen HC in the Czech Extraliga, the top league in the Czech Republic, from 2008-13. He has played for the Czech Republic in five IIHF World Championship tournaments (2013-17).

The Islanders also agreed to terms with forward Ross Johnston on a four-year contract. Johnston, 27, had six points (three goals, three assists) in 24 games with the Islanders and 11 points (three goals, eight assists) for Bridgeport of the American Hockey League last season.

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