Dyblenko inked a two-year, entry-level deal with New Jersey on Thursday.

Dyblenko, who may join Russia for the 2017 IIHF World Championships, has spent the past five seasons playing in the KHL. The blueliner managed 11 points along with 51 PIM in 51 outings for Moscow Spartak this past season. Where the 23-year-old begins his North American hockey career -- AHL or NHL -- will likely be determined during training camp this fall, but given New Jersey's depth on the blue line, Dyblenko could be given some time to adjust in the minors.

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