Continental Hockey League (KHL) - According to Czech website hokej.cz the 20-years old Denis Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) will pass from Amur Khabarovsk to BK Mlada Boleslav, Czechís extraliga newcomers. Denis will have to pass through a two weeks tryout. In this season the young forward didnít manage to crack Amurís lineup, playing in only six matches, ending them pointless.
Continental Hockey League (KHL) - Forward Denis Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) was released by HC Neftkhimik today. The young player has spent entire summer with the club and was expected to make the clubís roster. He competed for the team at a tournament in Switzerland (our scouting report of him from the tournament is coming soon) and it is unclear what club the young forward will head to next. A similar situation happened to him last year after he was released by HC Metallurg Nk. early in the season, though he did end up skating fairly regularly for HC Avangard (Omsk).
Super League - Denis Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) is trying out for HC Avangard. The young forward started the season with HC Metallurg (Novokuznetsk), but is now again looking for a new club. While the likelyhood of him skating for HC Avangard is significant, it is not likely that he would get much ice time.
Russian Super League - Denis Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning), younger brother of Dmitri Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning), was released yesterday by HC CSKA and has already found a new home with HC Metallurg (Novokuznetsk). While not yet signed by his new club, Kazionov has joined that team on a tryout basis. It was surprising that he was not a good fit for the Moscow based club, but Kazionov did struggle to fit into Vyacheslav Bykovís system.
Russian Super League - Find out more about the changes that took place within last season's top four clubs in the Super League. Some such as Avangard Omsk and Metallurg Magnitogorsk have strived to stay on the same trek. Others, such as the league's favorite Ak Bars Kazan that is known for the high flying Morozov - Zinovjev - Zaripov line, coped with some significant changes. Finally CSKA has significantly strengthened the roster despite losing a couple of talented players. READ MORE
Russian Super League - Talented 86 born forward Nikolai Kulemin (Toronto Maple Leafs) scored his club leading 27th goal of the season, leading HC Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) to victory. Defenseman Denis Grebeshkov (New York Islanders) continued his scoring streak, adding a goal and an assist in the victory against HC MVD. Tampa Bay Lightning late round 2006 selection Denis Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) finally scored his first goal of the season, capping off a disappointing sophomore Super League campaign. Vladislav Evseev (Boston Bruins) is another struggling prospect who has begun to get more ice time with HC Dynamo and also found the net after two years of struggles, scoring his first of the season. READ MORE
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