Yaroslavl 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1
Washington first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov scored Chelyabinsk's only goal in their 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl. Defenseman Nikita Nesterov  is away from Traktor to camp with Russia's U20 junior team.
Dinamo Riga 2 vs. Astana 3 (OT)
Victor Hedman , Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-19-20, +16, 52 PIM
Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski  had his 14th goal of the season for Astana in their 3-2 win over Riga. Victor Hedman played 21:29 in the match. Astana faces Donetsk on Friday.
Bratislava 1 vs. Ufa 0 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus , Bratislava, Win, SO, 38/38, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-10-3, 4 SO, 2.19 GAA, .929 sv%
Jaroslav Janus stopped all 38 shots he faced and 3 of 4 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session in Bratislava's 1-0 win over Ufa. Janus is now in a 4-way tie for tops in the KHL in shutouts with a list that includes fellow Lightning draft pick Vasily Koshechkin . Ex-Sabres draft pick Michal Vondrka scored both of Bratislava's goals in the shootout. Bratislava faces Nizhnekamsk on Friday. Ufa goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy , like Nesterov, is away camping with Russia's U20 team.