Kukan (upper body) agreed to terms on a two-year, one-way deal with Columbus on Wednesday.

Perhaps the most significant aspect of Kukan's new deal is that it is a one-way contract, which means he will make the same in the NHL or AHL, thereby discouraging the team from demoting him. An upper-body issue has kept the defenseman out of the lineup since Feb. 18. The 24-year-old could be available in late March; however, if the team is out of playoff contention, it could opt just to keep him on the shelf.

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