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Kovalchuk and Datsyuk will miss the world hockey championship
24 APR, 18:53

Top Russian goalkeeper of NHL Sergei Bobrovsky will not play at the world hockey championship. Earlier, the Russian team lost forwards Alexander Radulov, Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk

Coaching staff of Russian national team decided not to call Bobrovsky the team, as he had a very busy season. This “Sport-Express” said the trainer of goalkeepers of Russian national team Rashit Davydov.

“We discussed the situation with Sergei, and came to the conclusion that it is the world championship we will not cause. Ended season was his most productive in his career. Bobrovsky, of course, the goalkeeper number one of our team. He’s always happy to play for the national team, for their country. Sergei was with us three world Championships, world Cup, took part in the Olympics . In a conversation with the coaching staff, he noted that in case of need, always ready to join our team. We decided not to overload Bobrovsky because of his busy season and give the opportunity for Andrei Vasilevskiy to take part in the world championship as the first issue,” — said Davydov.

Bobrovsky was the best goalie of the season for the reliability coefficient. He missed 60 minutes on average 2.06 goal. Bobrovsky also was the best in the percentage of reflected throws (93.1% of). At the end of the season he was nominated for “Vezina Trophy”, a prize to the best goalkeeper of the season in the NHL.