The Kunlun Red Star roster continued to grow during the week, with Jokerit Helsinki accepting financial compensation from the Beijing club in exchange for allowing forward Eetu Poysti to move to China. The KHL new boys also welcomed two more Finns – defenseman Janne Jalasvaara (from HC Sochi) and forward Miika Lahti – plus Slovak forward Tomas Marcinko, each on a one-year deal.

Avangard decided it was time to strengthen the rearguard, tempting Canadian D-man Derek Roy, who had been plying his trade in the Swiss capital, Berne, with a one-year contract and signing the highly experienced Russian, Evgeny Medvedev, who spent last season in the Philadelphia Flyers back line, on a two-year deal.

Finally, for any fans who failed to hear the biggest KHL transfer story of the week, as they may be returning from vacation in the upper reaches of the Amazon jungle, a reminder that Detroit's Magic Man, a.k.a. Pavel Datsyuk, has signed up for three years at SKA Saint Petersburg, thus ending a 15-year stint in the NHL.