Oleg Yevenko Gets Extension From Columbus

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.

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