Russia’s preliminary roster for the U20 WJCs

By Eugene Belashchenko

Courtesy of RussianProspects.com: Russia’s official roster has not yet been released, but below is what
the roster will most likely look like. Most of the players below have received invitations to Russian’s training camp.
There may be additional players invited to the training camp as well.

Goalies
Denis Khudyakov – Severstal Cherpovets (undrafted)
Kosntantin Barulin – Gazovik Tyumen (St. Louis Blues)

Defensemen
Konstantin Korneev – Ak Bars Kazan (Montreal Canadiens)
Sergei Gimayev – Severstal Cherpovets (Ottawa Senators)
Dmitri Vorobiev – Lada Togliatti (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Grigori Panin – Lada Togliatti (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Dmitri Kosmachev – CSKA Moscow (Columbus Blue Jackets)*
Denis Ezhov – Metallurg Nk. (Buffalo Sabres)*
Denis Grot – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Vancouver Canucks)*
Anton Kadeikin – Sarnia Sting (New Jersey Devils)**

Forwards:
Sergei Anshakov – CSKA Moscow (Pittsburgh Penguins)*
Vladislav Evseev – Dynamo Moscow (Boston Bruins)*
Evgenii Issakov – Severstal Cherpovets (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Konstantin Glazachev – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Nashville Predators)*
Dmitri Kazionov – Lada Togliatti (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Ilya Krikunov – Khimik Voskresensk (Vancouver Canucks)*
Evgenii Malkin – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Alexander Ovechkin – Dynamo Moscow (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Pestunov – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Phoenix Coyotes)
Alexander Semin – Washington Capitals***
Grigori Shafigullin -Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Nashville Predators)*
Evgenii Tunik – SKA St. Petersburg (New York Islanders)
Yuri Yermolin – Avangard Omsk (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Marat Vailulin – Ak Bars Kazan (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Nikolai Zherdev – Columbus Blue Jackets****

* Unconfirmed.
** If Kadeikin has fully recovered from his leg injury.
*** If Semin receives permission to leave the NHL club.
**** Nikolai Zherdev’s presence in the lineup is very unlikely as there are
more things in motion then simply the NHL club’s permission.
Note: Igor Mirnov has injured his knee and will not play in the WJC.