Defense prospect Calle Andersson (4th, 2012) missed the opener for his Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish second-tier league HockeyAllsvenskan today with an undisclosed injury. It is unknown how long he will be out of action.
Meanwhile in Russia, Pavel Buchnevich played 20 shifts for 11:42 of ice time while being held scoreless in Severstal’s 3-1 loss to Yugra. It appears the Severstal coaching staff is taking it easy on the youngster, easing him into the faster paced game with bottom-six, even strength minutes. Buchnevich is still pointless on the season, but does take a lot of shots on net. He had 3 this game for a total of 14 through the first 4 games.