How likely is it that these two will go head to head in Rimouski when Canada's junior leagues play one of their 6 games against Russia?
The canadian organization of the meeting will work hard for that but Ovechkin must already miss matches with his pro team because of the World Junior. Unless Canada put a lot of money on the table for a compensation to the Ovechkin team ( which is now in the foirst place of the season championship) , it is very much unlikely.
Lately, Zherdev didn't play for team Russia in the U20 Four nations tournament.
But ot would be a great match. We will see them at the World Junior anyway. Unless injuries.