I thought they were only allowed 3 NHL players? Kovy, Bob and Tarasenko
They used a hole in KHL rules.
While Tarasenko is only 20 yo, he was moved to SKA's youth team "SKA-1946" freeing one spot for an NHL player.
But being in SKA structure Tarasenko is eligible to play for the main team.
I'm actually pretty happy about this. We need a fresh Kovy if the season does eventually start. He will have the most wear, and tear on the team cause he's been playing since September. Only Zidlicky will have played more games since Volch was injured, and Clarkie played like 5 games only.
Isn't that kind of odd that he didn't get selected? Or is it for younger players mostly?
If there is no NHL season and all the star are available for the world tournament its pretty obvious kovalchuk is going to play so they usually let a few of the "veterans" sit. It is the same with the swedish team, Zetterberg said no to play saying it was better for the youngsters to get a chance.