Coyotes to sign Lyubushkin to 1-year, $1.35M extension
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The Arizona Coyotes will ink defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year extension worth $1.35 million, general manager Bill Armstrong said, according to AZ Coyotes Insider's Craig Morgan.

Lyubushkin, 27, was set to become an unrestricted free agent in July.

The 6-foot-2 blue-liner has contributed one goal and one assist while averaging 15:30 of ice time over 31 outings this season. He also leads Coyotes defensemen with 77 hits.

Armstrong appears to be getting ahead of what projects to be a busy offseason for Arizona. Defensemen Alex Goligoski, Jason Demers, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Jordan Oesterle are all impending unrestricted free agents.

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