Denis Istomin (2005 NHL Entry Draft) missed the match against Denmark due to an injury he suffered during practice. The injury reportedly has to do with his wrist, but the injuries existence or extent have not been confirmed. It is unclear whether the young forward will be back in Russia’s lineup, but in the meantime, the lines were reshuffled to compensate for the talented young player’s absence.
U18 Team Russia's management released the names of the squad's potential
members. The training camp roster includes 3 goalies, 10 defensemen, and 19 forwards.
GOALIES: - Ilya Proskuryakov, 1987, 5'11 180, Metallurg Magnitogorsk
- Alexander Tryanichev, 1987, 6'0 180, Severstal Cherepovets
- Semyon Varlamov, 1988, 6'1 179, Lokomotiv Yaroslav
* - Alexander Bumagin’s eligibility status for the U18 WJC is unclear,
as the young forward has recently failed a drug test. The substance in his blood
stream was not released. His teammate Alexander Kondratiev’s (New York
Rangers) blood sample showed traces of ephedrine.