The Columbus Blue Jackets have given defenseman Oleg Yevenko a one-year, two-way contract extension, the team announced Monday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The former UMASS Amherst defender signed with Columbus as a free agent in October and has spent the entire season playing in the AHL with the Lake Erie Monsters, where he has a goal and three assists in 48 games.
The 25-year-old, 6-foot-7 defenseman has logged 142 penalty minutes in those 48 games this season. That’s enough to have him ranked third in the AHL in penalty minutes.
Oleg Yevenko has been signed to a one-year extension. #CBJ
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 7, 2016
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