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San Jose Barracuda sign Ivan Kosorenkov

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UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Ivan Kosorenkov #89 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the New York Islanders during a preseason game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2017 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Fl Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Following the sudden, and somewhat unexpected, departure of Filip Sandberg back to Sweden on Thursday morning, San Jose Barracuda general manager Joe Will filled the void by announcing the signing of forward Ivan Kosorenkov to an Standard Player Contract.

Last year, playing for the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL, Kosorenkov tallied 82 points in total, ranking seventh in the entire league. He also led the Tigres in assists, with 46 apples.

The 6-foot Russian went undrafted, but previously earned professional try-outs with both the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders over the last two season.

Kosorenkov was loaned back to his current team, the Worcester Railers HC of the ECHL, and is expected to stay there for the foreseeable future, as the Sharks do not have an ECHL affiliate this season. He has totaled 2 goals in six games this season in Worcester.

Regarding the loan, Will said, “We are excited to have Ivan develop in the Worcester Railers organization, given our long standing relationship with the city, team President Mike Myers, former Barracuda broadcaster Eric Lindquist, and General Manager Jamie Russell... We know he’s in good hands.”