Denis Kazionov was scoreless in Omsk's 5-2 loss to Ufa.
Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Spartak's 3-2 shootout loss to Togliatti.
Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 5-3 win over Yaroslavl. The game was the second of the season for Buffalo Sabres goaltender Mika Noronen's for Ak Bars. Noronen has fought injuries throughout the first half of this season.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 4-2 loss to Nizhnekamsk.
Anton But had an assist in St. Petersburg's 4-3 shootout win over Tver.
Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Spartak's 5-4 OT win over Khimik.
Crank up the speculation. Robert Esche made his debut for Ak Bars Kazan shutting out Tver 3-0. Dimitri Kazionov had an assist in the match for Kazan. Where does this leave Vasily Koshechkin? Stay tuned.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 3-1 loss to Novgorod.
Denis Kazionov made his debut for Avangard in a 2-0 Omsk win over Khimik.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 3-1 loss to CSKA.
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.
Russianprospects.com is reporting Lightning prospect Denis Kazionov has left Novokuznetsk and is currently trying out for Avangard Omsk of the Superleague. Kazionov had not played for Novokuznetsk for nearly a month and is scoreless in 8 games this season.
The web site also reports Evgeny Artyukhin was released by Omsk yesterday. "The young towering forward struggled to deliver this season for his new club, with just 3 goals and 2 assists in 19 games," russianprospects.com reports. "His high salary has reportedly prevented him from joining one of the clubs looking to employ his services."
Hat tip to BP reader yakacack.
Not sure if the BP guys had seen this yet, but Denis Kazionov is no longer on any team in Russia and apparently tried out for HC Avangard. I know the last few reports have him as not playing, and very true as he isnt with the team! It's under 10/25/07 notes at www.russianprospects.com
Also I'm trying to find out from my Russian friends, but Artyukhin might be hurt which is why he isnt playing but that cant be found anywhere so its just a rumor for now.
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.
Denis Kazionov did not play as Novokuznetsk fell to Novosibirsk 4-2.
Alexei Glukhov had 2 penalty minutes in Cherepovets' 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl.
Rumors in Russian newspapers continue to live up to their reputation as good bird cage liner. Vasily Koshechkin returned to the lineup for Kazan Sunday and improved his season record to 3-8-1 helping Ak Bars defeat Nizhnekamsk 5-1. Dimitri Kazionov had a goal in the match for Kazan as well.
Anton But had 2 penalty minutes in St. Petersburg's 3-2 shootout win over Khimik.
Sorry these are belated...
Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Spartak's 1-0 loss to Yaroslavl.
Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 3-2 loss to Novokuznetsk. His younger brother Denis did not play for Novokuznetsk.
Anton But was scoreless in a wild 7-4 St. Petersburg win against Chekhov.