SKA General Manager Andrei Tochitsky has commented on the team's squad changes:
- This is a regular working situation, and we are treating it accordingly. Changes can happen to a squad. Upon the decision of the coaching staff, Ilya Kovalchuk will train individually. Yegor Rykov and Dmitry Yudin will play in the club's system for SKA-1946 and SKA-Neva respectively.