The annual Karjala Cup, a leg of the yearly Euro Tour of the best club players from the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, and Sweden, is slated to begin on Thursday as he European leagues are all winding down toward the Karjala Cup break. Two Lightning properties are currently slated to play in the tournament: Russian winger Anton But and Swedish defenseman Andreas Holmqvist.
The break is also a period of significant transfer activity and with several Lightning prospects in contractual limbo, the break may offer some interesting outcomes for players like Evgeny Artyukhin, Denis Kazionov, and Vasily Koshechkin. We shall see.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless as Cherepovets fell to Tver 5-3.
Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Spartak's 3-2 shootout win over Nizhnekamsk.
Anton But scored the game's only goal in St. Petersburg's 1-0 win over Novokuznetsk.
Evgeny Artyukhin did not play in Omsk's 4-2 win over Yarolslavl.
Denis Kazionov did not play in Novokuznetsk's 3-2 loss to Novosibirsk.
Alexei Glukhov had a goal and 2 penalty minutes in Cherepovets' 3-0 shutout victory against Yaroslavl.
Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 4-1 loss to Khimik.