Chicago prospects Andrei Altybarmakyan (Sochi), Artur Kayumov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), Max Shalunov (CSKA Moscow) and Jakub Galvas (Jukurit) are all scheduled to play in their respective leagues. Victor Ejdsell (Barjestad BK) and Roope Laavainen (HPK) will play in Champions League.
Ivan Nalimov reportedly heading to Sochi (SCH)
Faceoff dilemma confronts Blackhawks as David Kampf struggles, rule change doesn’t help (Chicago Sun-Times)
Journeyman goalie Michael Leighton retires after 18 seasons, 21 pro teams (The Athletic)
Confident Shane Bowers out to prove he belongs in NHL (Mile High Hockey)
Jared McCann one of Penguins’ biggest x-factors (Pensburgh)
Top prospects eligible for 2020 draft (NHL)
CHL Notebook: Top 2020 draft prospects off to flying starts (Sportsnet)