Salavat Yulaev forward Linus Omark has been forced to pull out of this weekend’s All-Star Game due to illness. His place in the Chernyshev Division roster goes to his Ufa team-mate, high-scoring Finnish defenseman Sami Lepisto.

The Chernyshev Division line-up is now as follows:

Goaltender: Igor Bobkov (Admiral);
Defensemen: Evgeny Medvedev (Avangard), Jan Kolar (Amur), Zakhar Arzamastsev, Sami Lepisto (both - Salavat Yulaev);
Forwards: Nigel Dawes (Barys), Chad Rau (Kunlun Red Star), Maxim Shalunov (Sibir), Kirill Kaprizov, Enver Lisin (both - Salavat Yulaev);

In addition to the KHL’s finest, a place in each Division roster goes to each of the four best-performing juniors inthe Youth Hockey League (YHL) Challenge Cup, which took place on Sunday, the 15th of January. The four winners are: Kirill Tsulygin (Tolpar), Anton Kovalyov (Omsk Hawks), Andrei Altiparmakyan (SKA-Silver Lions), and Pavel Podluboshnov (Red Army).

Full lists of the players chosen to participate in the 2017 KHL All-Star Game, as well as all the latest news concerning the big event, can be found on the official Week of Hockey Stars website.