Changes to All-Star line-ups10.01.2013
The signing of a new CBA between the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Union has triggered the expiry of a number of temporary contracts between KHL clubs and locked out NHL players, and these players are now free to return to their clubs in North America.
Many of the NHL men had been selected to compete in the Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game, held this coming weekend in Chelyabinsk. As these players are no longer available, the League has replaced them with star players from a reserve list prepared for this eventuality.
The new line-ups are as follows.
Goaltenders - Vasily Koshechkin (Severstal) and Rastislav Stana (CSKA);
Defense - Alexander Ryazantsev (Severstal), Kevin Dallman (SKA), Ondrej Nemec (Lev), Ilya Gorokhov (Dynamo Moscow), Staffan Kronwall (Lokomotiv) and Dmitry Kalinin (SKA);
Offense - Ilya Kovalchuk (SKA), Pavel Datsyuk, Alexander Radulov (CSKA), Tim Stapleton (Dinamo Minsk), Nikolai Zherdev (Atlant), Alexander Korolyuk (Vityaz), Sergei Shirokov (CSKA), Denis Kokarev (Dynamo Moscow), Sergei Plotnikov (Lokomotiv) and Mikhail Varnakov (Torpedo).
Goaltenders - Michael Garnett (Traktor) and Konstantin Barulin (Ak Bars);
Defense - Ilya Nikulin (Ak Bars), Anton Belov (Avangard), Evgeny Medvedev (Ak Bars), Renat Mamashev (Neftekhimik), Viktor Antipin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk) and Deron Quint (Traktor);
Offense - Evgeny Kuznetsov (Traktor), Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Jori Lehtera (Sibir), Jakub Petruzalek (Amur), Tomas Zaborsky and Alexander Perezhogin (both Avangard), Alexei Morozov (Ak Bars), Dmitry Kagarlitsky (Metallurg Novokuznetsk) and Igor Skorokhodov (Yugra).