Multiple sources have reported that former Blackhawk defenseman Sami Lepisto has signed a one year deal with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.
Lepisto was due to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. In 26 games with the Blackhawks, Lepisto recorded 3 points and finished with a +4 plus minus.
Though his season was shortened by injury and healthy scratches, Lepisto was more than adequate as a 6th or 7th defenseman.
Last September, the entire Lokomotiv hockey team, including former Blackhawks Igor Korolev and Alexander Karpovtsev, was killed in a plane crash.