The Cardiff Devils have signed former Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Russell for the rest of the season.
Russell landed in Cardiff this morning and will train with the team tomorrow, having played the past two seasons for Leksand IF in Sweden. He's spent the majority of his career in the American Hockey League, including a 41-game spell in the NHL with Columbus in 2011-12.
Russell has not played this season, but has been training regularly with the Red Deer Rebels to stay in shape.
The Cardiff Devils will bid to bring an seven year trophy-less run to an end today when they take on the Sheffield Steelers in the Challenge Cup Final.
The Welsh side last laid their hands on some silverware in the 2006-07 season, when they won the same competition.
It's been quite a turnaround for the club, who endured troubled times last season. But a change of ownership has left them challenging for league and cup honours this year.
Face-off is at 4pm at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena.
The Cardiff Devils were narrowly defeated last night. They lost to the Nottingham Panthers in a penalty shoot out despite goals from Stuart McCray and Mac Faulkner.
The Cardiff Devils were beaten in the final of the Elite league play-offs last night. It's the third time they reached the final in as many years. They lost two-nil at the hands of the Notthingham Panthers, who retain the title.
Cardiff Devils play in their third straight Elite League play-off final on Sunday afternoon. The Devils beat Belfast Giants on penalties on Saturday, to set up the showdown with Nottingham Panthers.