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12-14-2009, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by cska78 View Post
that their respective ahl teams wouldn't let them go, or most likely the NHL teams that have the rights for them
Yes, but isn't this unusual? Normally AHL players are allowed to play in the WJC. For example Tomas Tatar of Slovakia who plays for Detroit's farm club was released to play. I find it strange that two Russian players suddenly were not allowed to play.

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