Former Flyers forward Corban Knight signs with KHL's Barys Nur-Sultan


Corban Knight is not returning to the Flyers, which was expected.

But Knight's new destination is somewhat unexpected.

The 28-year-old is headed to the KHL as he signed a one-year deal Tuesday with Barys Nur-Sultan. InsideAHLHockey's Tony Androckitis first reported the news.

Knight was an unrestricted free agent after playing 23 games with the Flyers in 2018-19. He scored four points (one goal, three assists) in 9:41 ice time per game.

Knight, a role forward who played on the fourth line and saw some penalty-kill minutes, had a cap hit of $650,000 last season. He missed significant time from late October into late February dealing with an upper-body injury. He was placed on waivers twice during the season and cleared both times.

Knight was a productive player with AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley, accumulating 87 points and a plus-35 mark in 138 games over the last three seasons.

Here's a look at the Flyers' unrestricted free agents and restricted free agents this offseason:

Brian Elliott, G — UFA
Michal Neuvirth, G — UFA
Cam Talbot, G — UFA
Phil Varone, F — UFA
Jori Lehtera, F — UFA
Scott Laughton, F — RFA
Travis Konecny, F — RFA
Ryan Hartman, F — RFA
Justin Bailey, F — RFA
Ivan Provorov, D — RFA
Travis Sanheim, D — RFA

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