Alexei Morozov, KHL President:
- We're very sorry to lose Jokerit, an excellent and vibrant team, with a recognizable style. Jokerit plays in our league since the 2014-2015 season and has constantly reached the playoff. Games with all the teams in the league have always been interesting.
It's very unfortunate that the Jokerit's departure is due not to sporting reasons, but to political ones.
The League will follow with a decision on the first round of the Western Conference Gagarin Cup playoff.