Colorado Avalanche sign forward Lukas Sedlak out of KHL

Columbus Blue Jackets center Lukas Sedlak (45) reacts after scoring a penalty shot goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (Adam Hunger/AP)

Lukas Sedlak is returning to the NHL, having signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche, the club announced on Monday.

Sedlak, 29, spent the last three seasons in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, most recently with Traktor Chelyabinsk, where he collected 43 points in 49 games this past season.

The native of Ceské Budejovice, Czechia was a Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick in 2011 (158th overall) and played three seasons in the NHL from 2016 to 2019. The centre had 27 points in 162 games during that period.

Sedlak won a Calder Cup with the Erie Monsters of the AHL in 2016.

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