As a result of an injury sustained, HC Sochi defenseman Oscar Fantenberg has been forced to pull out of the KHL All-Star Game on the 21st – 22nd of January, 2017. The League has announced that Vityaz’s Czech defender Jakub Jerabek will take Fantenberg’s place in the Tarasov Division roster.
The Tarasov Division line-up is now as follows:
Goaltender: Ilya Sorokin (CSKA);
Defensemen: Mat Robinson (Dynamo Moscow), Igor Ozhiganov (CSKA), Jakub Jerabek (Vityaz);
Forwards: Valery Nichushkin, Ivan Telegin (both - CSKA), Brandon Kozun (Локомотив), Maxim Afinogenov (Vityaz), Vladimir Galuzin (Torpedo), Dmitry Kagarlitsky (Severstal).
Full lists of the players chosen to participate in the 2017 KHL All-Star Game, as well as all the latest news concerning the big event, can be found on the official Week of Hockey Stars website. Of course, there is still one vacant place in each Division’s roster, as it has been reserved for one of the four best-performing juniors in the Youth Hockey League (YHL) Challenge Cup, which will be played tomorrow, the opening day of the Week of Hockey Stars in Ufa.