Anisimov and Lisin to remain with Team Russia for LG Games
Monday April 26th 2010, 12:13 am

New York Rangers forwards Artem Anisimov and Enver Lisin will remain with the Russian national team when it travels to Helsinki and Stockholm later this week for the LG Hockey Games, the final round of the Euro Hockey Tour. Both were included on the teams preliminary roster for the tournament, which was released by the Russian Hockey Federation on Sunday.

The tournament serves as the final warm-up for the 2010 IIHF World Championship, which gets underway in Germany on May 7th.

A few notable additions to the roster include Sergei Fedorov, Viktor Kozlov, and former Ranger Dmitri Kalinin. Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nikita Filatov and Denis Parshin, who were with the team for its exhibition matches in Italy this weekend, were not included.

The Russian squad will open the tournament with a game against Team Finland in Helsinki on Friday, before moving on to Stockholm for games against Sweden and the Czech Republic on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Additional changes to the roster could be made before the team departs, depending on the Gagarin Cup final results and NHL Stanley Cup first round playoff outcomes.

Team Russia Preliminary Roster for LG Hockey Games

Goaltenders
Eremenko, Alexander 20.09.1988 Metallurg Hg
Khudobin, Anton 07.05.1986 Minnesota Wild
Koshechkin, Vasily 27.03.1983 Metallurg Mg
Defensemen
Belov, Nikolai 13.08.1987 Neftekhimik
Ryacensky, Evgeny 18.07.1987 Neftekhimik
Kalinin, Dmitri 22.07.1980 Salavat Yulaev
Denisov, Denis 31.12.1981 Dynamo M
Kulikov, Dmitri 29.10.1990 Florida Panthers
Atyushov, Vitaly 04.07.1979 Metallurg, Mg
Korneev, Konstantin 05.06.1984 CSKA
Kulyash, Denis 31.05.1983 Avangard
Forwards
Fedorov, Sergei 13.12.1969 Metallurg Mg
Kylemin, Nikolai 14.07.1986 Toronto Maple Leafs
Kozlov, Viktor 14.02.1975 Salavat Yulaev
Saprikin, Oleg 12.02.1981 SKA
Gorovikov, Konstantin 31.08.1977 SKA
Radulov, Alexander 05.07.1977 Salavat Yulaev
Mozyakin, Sergei 30.03.1981 Atlant
Anisimov, Artem 24.05.1988 New York Rangers
Sushinsky, Maxim 01.07.1974 CSKA
Afinogenov, Maxim 04.09.1979 Atlanta Thrashers
Svitov, Alexander 03.11.1982 Avangard
Artyukhin, Evgeny 04.04.1983 Atlanta Thrashers
Lisin, Enver 22.04.1986 New York Rangers
Tarasenko, Vladimir 13.12.1991 Sibir
Grigorenko, Igor 09.04.1983 Salavat Yulaev
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