Spartak paid financial compensation to SKA Saint Petersburg in order to bring 21-year-old forward Alexander Dergachyov to the Russian capital.
Severstal welcomed back forward Ignat Zemchenko, who returns to Cherepovets after spells with Metallurg Novokuznetsk and then Sibir. The Novosibirsk club receives a transfer fee for the 25-year-old. Severstal also agreed a one-year, one-way deal with forward Oleg Yashin, who had been at the club on a tryout contract since the beginning of October.
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod has sealed a a one-way, one-year deal with 32-year-old Canadian forward Ryan Garbutt, formerly with the Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks (NHL totals: 318 games, 43 goals, 48 assists), and who began the current season wearing the colors of HC Sochi.
Dynamo Moscow accepted financial compensation from Ugra for 26-year-old Russian international goaltender Alexander Sharychenkov.
One of the busiest HR departments was that of HC Sochi, who brought in 26-year-old Finnish international defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka, formerly of the Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames, and Ottawa Senators (NHL totals: 150 games, 3 goals, 25 assists), on a one-way, one-year contract, and accepted financial compensation from Sibir in exchange for 29-year-old Swedish international forward Simon Onerud.
Later in the week, HC Sochi paid a transfer fee to CSKA for 19-year-old defenseman Artyom Chmykhov.
Dinamo Riga agreed a one-way, one-year deal with 25-year-old Lithuanian international goaltender Mantas Armalis, who spent last season in the AHL with the San Jose Barracudas.
Traktor recruited experienced defenseman Nikita Nikitin, formerly of the St. Louis Blues, Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers (NHL totals: 264 games, 17 goals, 59 assists) and a World Championship gold medalist with Russia in 2012, on a one-way, one-year contract. The 31-year-old spent the 2016-17 season at Avangard