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Flyers’ Alexei Kolosov Gets Shutout in KHL Opener



Alexei Kolosov (AP Photo)
Alexei Kolosov (AP Photo)

While all the KHL talk recently has been about Matvei Michkov not playing and Ivan Fedotov playing, Alexei Kolosov pitched a shutout in his first start.

Kolosov made 26 saves as Dinamo Minsk defeated HC Vityaz, 7-0. Kolosov, the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2021 third-round draft pick (78th overall), is on a one-year loan to Dinamo Minsk.

Meanwhile, Fedotov has played one game but was the backup for two other CSKA Moscow games, in violation of IIHF sanctions.

Fedotov has a 5.04 goals-against average and a .868 save percentage. Fedotov was the Flyers’ seventh-round pick in 2015. He has been at the center of a contract controversy among the Flyers/NHL, KHL and IIHF.

Michkov, who was a healthy scratch in his first two games for SKA St. Petersburg, could make his season debut Wednesday. SKA plays the Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo.


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