European Leagues

European Game Day: 10/28/10

Elitserien
Lulea 3 @ Sodertalje 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

Riku Helenius again sat backup as Sodertalje fell 3-2 to Lulea. Ex-NHLer Janne Niinimaa had an assist in the match for Lulea.

KHL
There are no game results today, but there is a quick transaction. Denis Kazionov has been released by Novokuznetsk.

KHL Game Day: 10/27/10

Yulaev 1 @ Cherepovets 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-7-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .903 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup after a disasterous game two days ago as Rostislav Stana backstopped Cherepovets to a 4-1 win over Yulaev. Ex-Kings draft pick Andrei Shefer had one goal and one assist in the victory. Shefer, a defenseman, played just one season in North America for Halifax of the QMJHL in 1999-2000, and posted 34 goals and 76 points in 72 games; a stat line typically reserved for a forward.

Kazan 2 @ Astana 5
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 10 PIM

Lightning prospect Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 12:55 and took a minor for hooking as Kazan was pasted by Astana 5-2. Ex-Sharks pick Lukas Kaspar had a hat trick in the victory for Astana.

Dynamo Riga 0 @ Chekhov 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 7-5-12, -1, 22 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless in 16:59 as Riga was shutout by Chekhov 2-0. Ex-Flames draft pick Kevin Lalande stopped 26 shots in Chekhov's victory. Former Flyer and Coyote Josh Gratton scored the game's winning goal.

European Game Day: 10/26/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 7 @ Brynas 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

Pontus Sjogren made 10 saves as Sodertalje dismantled Brynas 7-2 today. Ex-Oilers draft pick Jonas Almtorp had a shorthanded goal and an assist in the win. Sodertalje improved to 5-7-2 on the season and sits in seventh place on the twelve team Elitserien table.

KHL
Novokuznetsk 1 @ Novgorod 2 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Novokuznetsk, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 29 PIM

Ex-Norfolk Admiral and Blackhawks prospect Matt Ellison scored the overtime winner in Novgorod's 2-1 win over Novokuznetsk.

KHL Game Day: 10/25/10

Magnitogorsk 8 @ Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/38, 7.69 GAA, .816 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-7-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .903 sv%

So much for Vasily Koshechkin re-finding his form. Ex-Senators draft pick Alexei Kaygorodov had one goal and two assists and ex-Lightning defenseman Janne Niskala had a goal as Magnitogorsk torched Koshechkin and Cherepovets 8-3. Ouch.

Dynamo Riga 1 @ Dynamo Minsk 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 7-5-12, E, 22 PIM

Martins Karsums was -2 in 15:49 as Riga fell to Minsk 3-1. Ex-Lightning draft pick Ruslan Zainullin had a goal for Minsk.

European Game Day: 10/23/10

Elitserien
Farjestads 1 @ Sodertalje 4
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup again as Pntus Sjogren stopped 34 shots in Sodertalje's 4-1 win over Farjestads. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had two assists in the match for Sodtertalje. Sodertalje now sits in tenth place on the Elitserien table.

KHL
Omsk 3 @ Novokuznetsk 1
Denis Kazionov, Novokuznetsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 29 PIM

Denis Kazionov was scoreless in 12:44 of ice time as Novokuznetsk fell to Omsk 3-1. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo stopped 26 of 27 shots he faced for the win. For those wondering, Ramo is 8-3-2 this season with 1 shutout, a 2.01 GAA, and a .916 sv%.

Nizhnekamsk 2 @ Kazan 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 8 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov took a hooking minor in 10:17 of ice time as Kazan defeated Nizhnekamsk 4-2. Ex-NHLer Marcel Hossa had a pair of goals in the match for Kazan.

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