KHL’s official announcement regarding U-20 World Cup
Due to the
World Championships taking place during the actual KHL season, the League’s rulebook
contains a specific stipulation, namely the article 41, paragraph 2,
subparagraph 2.2 of Sports Regulations’ rulebook.
According to this stipulation, in the event of a player getting called up to represent his national team at U-20 World Cup and this player having participated in at least 30 percent of KHL regular season matches as a part of the main roster, a team is allowed to replace this player on the roster with any other player irrespective of the age throughout the duration of the former’s absence from the main roster.
As of December 17, 2012 the extended roster of U-20 national team Russia contains 10 players that fall into that category: Kirill Dyakov (Yugra), Andrey Mironov (Dynamo Moscow), Nikita Nesterov (Traktor), Nikita Tryamkin (Avtomobilist), Albert Yarullin (Ak Bars), Nail Yakupov (Neftekhimik), Yaroslav Kosov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Yevgeny Mozer (Avangard), Anton Slepyshev (Metallurg Novokuznetsk) and Aleksandr Khokhlachev (Spartak). The aforementioned teams are allowed to include on their rosters one player irrespective of his age for each match that takes place during the absence of these players. This rule, however, does not concern the two young players stipulation which is still in effect.
In the event of U-20 national team roster undergoing any changes, the decision as to whether the aforementioned stipulation is applicable to the new players is to be made by the league.