In the first matches of the new season, the role of captain of SKA was played by striker Marat Khairullin. Rotenberg’s team have suffered five defeats in their last five matches and occupy the penultimate place in the Western Conference standings with four points.
“In a difficult moment for the team, Sasha’s experience and confidence will be very useful to us. He was with us in the victorious 2014/15 season, when the team defeated CSKA in the conference final, coming back from 0-3 in the series. Kadeikin will be able to give young players and newcomers to the team the confidence they need now, set the right tone, he has the necessary experience and understanding.
Khairullin remains the team’s leader inside and outside the locker room and will serve as an alternate captain. Artem Sergeyev will also be an assistant,” Rotenberg wrote on the Telegram channel.
This season, Kadeikin, 29, has provided one assist in seven matches.
The SKA – Severstal match will take place on Wednesday in St. Petersburg, the match starts at 7:30 p.m. Watch the live broadcast on the KHL channel.
Source : MatchTV
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