The Russian national team management group have named the roster for the upcoming Swedish Hockey Games competition.
SKA Saint Petersburg defenseman Artyom Zub and forwards Andrei Kuzmenko and Alexei Kruchinin have both been called up.
Goalkeepers: Ilya Konovalov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), Igor Bobkov (Avangard), Pyotr Kochetkov (HC Sochi).
Defensemen: Zakhar Arzamastsev (Salavat Yulaev), Artyom Zub (SKA Saint Petersburg), Viktor Antipin, Alexei Bereglazov (both Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Andrei Mironov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexei Vasilevskiy (Avtomobilist), Rushan Rafikov, Alexander Elesin (both Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), Andrei Pedan (Ak Bars Kazan), Nikolai Demidov (Sibir Novosibirsk).
Forwards: Dmitry Kagarlitsky, Vadim Shipachyov (both Dynamo Moscow), Anatoly Nikontsev (Spartak Moscow), Sergei Shumakov, Denis Zernov, Ilya Mikheev (all Avangard), Andrei Kuzmenko, Alexei Kruchinin (both SKA Saint Petersburg), Andrei Svetlakov, Konstantin Okulov (both CSKA Moscow), Alexander Kadeikin, Anton Burdasov (both Salavat Yulaev), Grigory Denisenko, Denis Alexeev, Kirill Slepets (all Lokomotiv Yaroslavl).
Tournament schedule for Russia:
February 7, Russia - Finland, Yaroslavl
February 9, Sweden - Russia, Stockholm
February 10, Russia - Czech Republic, Stockholm