Flyers prospects in Europe (9/26/01 update)

By Bill Meltzer

Russia

Alexander Drozdetsky : Drozdetsky, who dazzled onlookers at the Flyers rookie camp in August, has been playing regularly for his club, CSKA Moscow (the former Red Army club). In the early going, CSKA is in 10th place in the 17 team Super League. Drozdetsky scored his first goal of the season on Monday; the game winner. On the young season, Drozdetsky has 2 points (1G, 1 A) and 2 PIM in 5 games.

Andrei Razin : Razin, who will turn 28 next month, was the RSL scoring champion last season. Like Drozdetsky, Razin is with a new team this season. Centering the top line for 4th place Dynamo Moscow, Razin has 3 points (1 goal) in his first five games. Razin, who has a reputation for being careless with his stick, also has 10 PIM.

Konstantin Rudenko : The Lokamotiv Yaroslavl winger has not played in a game. Lokamotiv is in 6th place currently.

Finland

Antero Niittymäki : Fredrik Norrena started the last game for defending champion TPS Turku, which has just a single win (Niittymäki’s shutout of SaiPa) to show for their first six games. In three appearances to date, Niittymäki has a 1.99 GAA and a .940 save percentage.

Marko Kauppinen : Kauppinen continues to struggle mightily in the early going. He was on the ice for all three goals against in TPS’ last game; a 3-0 blanking by league leading Tappara Tampere. In 6 games in the young season, Kauppinen is pointless and has a minus-six rating.

Jussi Timonen: No report.

Sweden

David Nyström: Nyström, who closed out the pre-season with a flourish (a hattrick against Sundsvall), had a quiet opening game for Skellefteå AIK of Allsvenkan North. He went pointless and shotless in SAIK’s 3-2 win over Sundsvall and was turned away in the shootout (won 4-3 by SAIK).

Czech Republic

Roman Malek : Malek is out 6 to 8 weeks with injuries he suffered when his mask was knocked off and he got hit with a shot. He has a broken jaw and a concussion. In 4 games, he has a 2.43 GAA and .916 save percentage.

Milan Kopecky: On loan from Slavia Prague to Beroun. Pointless in four games to date with the Division 1 club.

Pavel Kasparik: Pointless in his last two games for Sparta Prague. On the season, he 3 points (all goals) in 7 games.

Radovan Somik: Somik has played fairly well since missing the start of the season. In the four games since his return, he has three points (one goal). He had an assist in Zlin’s last game.

Germany

Dennis Seidenberg: Had an assist and was on for two goals against in Adler Mannheim’s last game. He has 4 points (1 assist), 6 PIM and a -1 rating in 7 games to date.