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Washington Capitals sign Dmitry Kugryshev

Washington Capitals sign Dmitry Kugryshev

Russian Players In NHL
Washington Capitals sign Dmitry Kugryshev (Photo © Steve Deschênes, Le Soleil) The Washington Capitals of the NHL signed Russian winger Dmitry Kugryshev to an entry level rookie contract. He has been drafted by the Capitals during the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, with the 58th overall pick. Kugryshev, who turned 20 in January, has spent the latest two seasons with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, scoring respectively 74 and 81 points. The Moscow, Russia, native won a gold medal with Team Russia U18 back in 2007, with a silver and bronze medal at the WJC stage. He has been included in this year's WJC long roster, but he has been cut during the preparation camp. Kugryshev also skated with the Capitals in the training camp on September and during other rookie camps.
IIHF bars Sergey Ostapchuk from playing at WJC

IIHF bars Sergey Ostapchuk from playing at WJC

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IIHF bars Sergey Ostapchuk from playing at WJC (Photo © khl.ru) Russian forward Sergei Ostapchuk, who left Lokomotiv of the KHL to play for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL earlier this season, is denied by the IIHF from playing at the WJC which will take place in Saskatoon, says the official Russian Hockey Federation site. The site refers to the Russian team head coach Vladimir Plyuschev who says that the IIHF doesn't allow Ostapchuk to play due to unknown reasons. Ostapchuk was allowed to play at the previous WJC for Russia but he didn't make the team.
Drummondville Voltigeurs in talks with Avangard Omsk’s Nikita Pivtsakin

Drummondville Voltigeurs in talks with Avangard Omsk’s Nikita Pivtsakin

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Drummondville Voltigeurs in talks with Avangard Omsk’s Nikita Pivtsakin (Photo © Ghyslain Bergeron, L'Express) Russian player Nikita Pivtsakin might strengthen the Drummondville’s defense already after the Subway Superseries. This at least according to the Voltigeurs’ plans, who are trying to convince the 18 years old guy moving to Canada. Selected in the Import Draft’s first round (49th overall pick), by the Cap Breton Screaming Eagles, Pivtsaking didn’t show up in their pre season camp in Sidney. The Omsk, Russia, native defenseman instead deciding taking the first steps in his pro career in the KHL playing for Jaromir Jagr’s Avangard Omsk. After Pivtsakin refused to report the Screaming Eagles decided to free up the 5’9”, 174 lbs defenseman, who has been claimed later by Voltigeurs’ Ge...