According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, Checkers winger Evgenii Dadonov has signed a contract with Donbass of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Following in the footsteps of goalie Mike Murphy, who signed a two-year deal with Spartak Moscow in May, Dadonov, 23, becomes the second Carolina Hurricanes restricted free agent to join a team in the Russian league. The Hurricanes will retain the North American rights to both players, having presented each with a qualifying offer last month.

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