St. Petersburg 6 vs. Jokerit 3
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Saku Salminen did not play for Jokerit in their 6-3 loss to St. Petersburg. Having played sparingly in just 3 games this season, at some point one would hope Salminen will be loaned to a SM-liiga or even a VHL club so he can at least get some ice time to develop this year. SKA St. Petersburg was paced by ex-Panthers pick Evgeny Dadonov's 2 goals and 4 points in the win. They also got a helper from ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin, as well.
Novgorod 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 2-0-2, -1, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-4-9, +4, 4 PIM
Carter Ashton had minors for hooking and tripping in 15:04 of ice time in Novgorod's big 6-0 drubbing of Yugra. Nikita Gusev was held scoreless in 15:28 of ice time in the defeat. Novgorod goaltender Mikhail Biryukov needed to make just 12 saves to secure the shutout for Novgorod.