Khanty-Mansisyk 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 31/32, 1.00 GAA, .969 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 10-2-1, 2 SO, 1.33 GAA, .949 sv%
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansisyk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-1-3, -4, 2 PIM
Sergei Mozyakin's goal at 11:33 of the First Period turned out to be the winner for Magnitogorsk in their 2-1 defensive struggle against Yugra. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 13:29 in the contest.
Ilves 2 vs. HPK 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Saku Salminent finally got back in the lineup and was scoreless in 10:10 of ice time today in HPK's 2-1 loss to Ilves. HPK's lone goal came from former Lightning pick Eero Somervuori.
HPK 4 vs. Ilves 3 (OT)
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Saku Salminen did not play in HPK's 4-3 OT win over Ilves. HPK was led by 2 goals and a helper by ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori.
Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Omsk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 2-1-3, -4, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev returned from a paper demotion to Tyumen of the VHL and was -1 in 9:01 in Yugra's 3-2 victory over Omsk. Ex-Sharks pick Lukas Kaspar had a goal for Yugra.
Togliatti 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 10/13, 6.70 GAA, .769 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 9-2-1, 2 SO, 1.36 GAA, .947 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin took his second loss of the season after being lifted early in the Second Period in Metallurg's 3-2 loss to Lada Togliatti. Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had a pair of goals in defeat for Magnitogorsk.
Bratislava 5 vs. Dinamo Minsk 1
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 37/38, 1.00 GAA, .974 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-1-2, 0 SO, 1.83 GAA, .936 sv%
Jaroslav Janus continued his return to form from 2 seasons ago by turning aside 37 shots to help Slovan defeat Riga 5-1. Ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy had a pair of helpers in the win for Bratislava.
Elsewhere, Nikita Gusev was removed from Rubin Tyumen's VHL roster. No word yet on where the diminutive forward will land.