Avtomobilist returns to the ice after its quarantine – the Motormen are currently the tenth seed of the Eastern Conference, but they have three games fewer than Barys and eight points to recover. They will try making the first step in a home game against Severstal.

In the meantime, the Kazakhs travel to the Moscow Region to face Vityaz. Barys is on a three-game winning streak, and they have an excellent chance to make it four in a row and cement its position on the right side of the playoff line.

Finally, SKA hosts HC Sochi in a home match trying to return to victory after losing to Ak Bars on a tight battle on Tuesday.

17:00: Avtomobilist (17-21-6, 10th E) vs Severstal (28-13-8, 5th W)

About the game
Avtomobilist starts a four-game home series on a six-match losing streak.
Severstal, who has already defeated Avtomobilist this season (3:2), enters the second of a five-game road trip on a three-match winning streak.
Severstal’s defenseman Ilya Khokhlov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points over that span.
Severstal’s forward Nikita Guslistov is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 6 (3+3) points.

Injury list
Avtomobilist: Georgy Belousov, Vasily Filyayev, Artyom Gareyev, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Maxim Rasseikin, Dmitry Zhukenov.
Severstal: Dmitry Moiseyev, Viktor Tikhonov.

SKA (30-11-6, 1st W) vs HC Sochi (18-24-5, 11th W)

About the game
SKA ends a four-game home series and lost to Ak Bars on Tuesday.
HC Sochi ends a three-game road trip and lost to Severstal on Sunday.
SKA has already defeated HC Sochi this season (2:0), and won its previous four home games against HC Sochi, with the latest defeat dated Oct 11, 2017 (2:3 OT). Moreover, SKA can clinch a playoff spot in case of a win.
SKA’s forward Nikita Gusev is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points over that span.

Injury list
SKA: Stepan Falkovsky, Joonas Kemppainen.
HC Sochi: Yegor Babenko, Yaroslav Dyblenko.

Milestone alert
SKA’s forward Artyom Galimov may score his 200th KHL point (currently at 199).
SKA’s defenseman Vasily Tokranov may reach 100 KHL assists (currently at 99).

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