Novokuznetsk 2 vs. Jokerit 3
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Saku Salminen was scoreless in his KHL debut in 7:25 of ice time as Jokerit defeated Novokuznetsk 3-2. Salminen's appearance looks to answer the question of whether or not Salminen will be loaned to a SM-liiga team ahead of the start of the Finnish league's season tomorrow. Ex-NHLer Niklas Hagman led the way for Jokerit in the game with 1 goal and 3 points.
Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Yaroslavl 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-4-7, +1, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev scored the game winning goal on a Second Period power play as Yugra edged Yaroslavl 2-1. Gusev played 18:51 in the win.
Novgorod 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM
Carter Ashton remained out of the lineup today for Novgorod in their 3-0 blanking of Traktor Chelyabinsk. Ex-NHLer Sergei Kostitsyn had a pair of goals for Novgorod in the win.