Varly’s been invited to join Team Russia!
From Sov Sport:
A source told Soviet Sport Pavel Lysenkov, the Russian team at the World Cup from overseas are invited goalie Semyon Varlamov, the defenders of Nikita Nikitin and Alexei Emelin, forwards Alexander Burmistrov and Nikolai Kulemin.
No one called for in the first wave will not fall. Head coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov showed no interest in veterans such as Evgeny Nabokov, or to the players level farm club, as Evgeny Dadonov.
In the second wave could get Radulov (Nashville) and Datsyuk (Detroit), Anisimov (Rangers) or Gonchar (Ottawa), Kulikov (Florida) or with Kovalchuk, Volchenkov (New Jersey), Malkin (Pittsburgh), or Bryzgalov with Bobrovsky (Philadelphia) depending on the outcome of the first round of the Stanley Cup. However, according to our information, the headquarters of the Russian national team is not interested in the veteran Gonchar. But the other NHL players will be invited to Stockholm for sure.
Also for the team can escape Voynov (Los Angeles) and a trio of Ovechkin, Semin, Orlov (Washington) if their team does not take place, respectively, Vancouver and Boston.