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11-21-2012, 05:45 PM
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Nail Yakupov's team from Nizhnekamsk was in action today against Donetsk Donbass. They won 4-3 in a shootout, but Yakupov had a really quiet game- zeroes down the stat line, only one SOG, and his 11:10 ice time was the second lowest among all players for his team. On the plus side though, he did get a shootout goal!

As this is also in the Yakupov thread, I also decided to check up on Tobias Rieder's stats as of late and to say the least, they're not super encouraging. 20 points in 23 games puts him 54th in league scoring and on pace for about 61 points in 70 games. This is the same guy who put up 85 points in only 60 games last season. Seeing as his size is not really outstanding and his scoring has slipped, this is a bit of a setback in his development, but nonetheless I remain hopeful that he'll bounce back. Is he even eligible for the world juniors this year (if Germany plays - not sure whether they are or not)?

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