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Lepisto leaves Chicago, heading to KHL

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Another day, another NHLer heading to Russia.

This time it’s Chicago Blackhawks blueliner Sami Lepisto, who has agreed to join Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL.

His signing coincided with news that Columbus goalie Curtis Sanford had also agreed to join Lokomotiv, the team that suffered the enormous tragedy of last September’s plane crash.

Lepisto, 27, broke into the NHL with Washington before spending time with Phoenix, Columbus and Chicago.

He appeared in 26 games for the Blackhawks last season and in three of six playoff games, earning himself a sweet bruise in the process.