Former 30-goal man is up for grabs
DEC.7 -- With five days left prior to a month long break in Superleague Action several clubs set the ground for another flurry of transactions, as the trading window opens until the 4th of January.
Moscow Dynamo shocked the hockey community by making available winger Alexander Golts. Dynamo signed Golts from Magnitogorsk last summer to reunite him with long time line-mate Andrei Razin. Two seasons ago the due combined for 56 goals, Golts tallied 33 of those, and 108 points while playing for Metallurg.
Golts is a very dependable player and it showed when Razin left to play with Dynamo two summers ago. Left without his playmaking center Golt's scored just 11 goals last season.
This year Alexander scored six goals and added two helpers. However he dressed in just 13 of Dynamo's 28 games. Head coach Zinetula Belyaletdinov publicly labeled Golts as "not his type of a player".
Recently fired from head coaching position at Mechel Chelyabinsk Sergei Paramonov will remain with the team, as assistant coach.
"I felt that we needed someone within the organization, who new team's current state. Sergei is a perfect person for this job," - said Mechel's new head coach Vladimir Vasiliev.
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk traded RW Alexander Gulyavtsev (20-2-5-7) to Metallurg Magnitogorsk for former Mighty Duck D Nikolai Tsylugin (15-1-2-3) and F Mikhail Sarmatin (18-1-2-3).
Former NHLer 36-year old G Tomas Draper has been released by Neftekhimik without playing a game. Draper appeared in several games for Nizhnekamsk farm team and failed to convince coaches in his abilities.
SKA St.Petersburg announced that forwards Dmitry Sergeev, Rinat Khairetdinov and Vladislav Luchkin (Chicago) are available. Sergeev and Khairetdinov went pointless in two games for SKA, while Luchkin provided same no-impact in four contest.
Molot-Prikamie Perm release its top offensive unit in its entirety. Dmitry Denisov and a couple of former Mighty Ducks Igor Nikulin and Maxim Bets are looking for another employer. Belorussian rearguard Andrei Sryubko has been also released by Molot.-- Russian Hockey Insider