Continental Hockey League (KHL) - Roman Voloshenko (Minnesota Wild) was traded today by HC Dynamo to HC Tver for goalie Mikhail Biryukov . Biryukov had a strong season last year, but struggled to meet the same expectations and deliver a stable performance this year around. Roman Voloshenko (Minnesota Wild) has not stood out much either and has also struggled to find himself since returning from North America. For Voloshenko this could be a fresh start, while for Biryukov this is a demotion back to the backup job.
Karjala Cup (EuroTour) - FHR (Russian Hockey Federation) has released the list of the players who will skate for Russia in the forthcoming Karjala Cup, Euro Hockey Tourís first round, who will be played in Finland from sixth to ninth November. Russia will play the first game at home, in Moscow, against Sweden. Every EHT round has a game scheduled in another country than the organizing one.
The Russian roster features seven players from CSKA Moscow and six from Salavat Yulaev Ufa. The most notable missing player is probably the former Vancouver Canuck Kirill Koltsov.