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Jakob Lilja: Signs KHL dealJune 24, 2020 | 07:33 AM

Lilja agreed to terms on a one-year deal with KHL club Barys Nur-Sultan on Wednesday, KHL Insider Aivis Kalnins reports. According to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic, the Blue Jackets granted Lilja permission to find another team and he won't be part of the club's postseason plans. While the winger could still be handed a qualifying offer this offseason in order to retain his RFA rights, it seems unlikely given the organization's willingness to let him depart. The 26-year-old Swede failed to impress in 37 games for Columbus this season in which he registered just two goals and three assists while averaging 9:54 of ice time.
Source: CBS Sports

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