With massive player exodus last season our team substantially suffered early in the championship. SKA management has just decided to sign up a veteran, Denis Kornev for the rest of the season, with the trade deadline just a couple of days away. With the acquisition of Denis Korev, SKA-Neftyanik received a well-trained 33 year-old board midfielder The deal for this player is a quality depth move. He is slated to play the first game for the team against Murman on December 25.
Denis Rysev, a SKA goaltender is battling his long term ailment and is presumably back on the roster some time early March. He has been out indefinitely with a shoulder injury since November. After additional medical examination Denis had been sent off to Moscow where he underwent a right shoulder surgery. As per medical evaluation it was a success. How long it will take for Denis to come back on the ice depends on his physical conditions.