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Blackhawks prospect Artur Kayumov signs 2-year extension with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in KHL

The Russian’s potential arrival to North America is delayed until at least 2022.

Kontinental Hockey League: Dynamo Moscow vs Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Photo by Sergei Savostyanov\TASS via Getty Images

Blackhawks prospect Artur Kayumov won’t be coming over to play in North America in 2020 after he signed a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-22 season with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL on Monday.

Kayumov, a left wing, has posted career-high numbers in his third KHL season with nine goals and 15 points while averaging 15:38 minutes in 40 KHL games. The Russian leads the league in goals among all under-22 players.

Kayumov’s first contract with Lokomotiv was set to expire April 30, 2020, when he could’ve signed with the Blackhawks. He’ll be 24 years old when he’ll be a free agent again.

The Blackhawks selected Kayumov with the second round (50th overall) in the 2016 NHL draft with one of the two draft picks acquired in the Teuvo Teravainen trade with the Hurricanes on June 15, 2016.