Project of the Ministry of Sports of the order is published in Russian on the approval of the limit on foreign players in professional hockey clubs in Russia.
According to the document, the team can claim no more than five foreign players not eligible to play for Russia, including – no more than 1 block. Will be considered legionnaires players with Belarusian citizenship, is not specified.
His thoughts on the Belarusian hockey players shared the head coach of “Frets” Sergei Svetlov:
“As long as the Belarusians about the status of the CHL I am not worried. Rumors go different, but no concrete solutions. I hope that the issue will be resolved positively. When it has become final, we will think what to do. While I’m not worried. I think that the situation will not change. Perhaps this is true. A year ago, we decided that the Belarusians will not be considered as foreign players. We have signed contracts with them … Of course, such decisions should be announced in advance.
Wrong to change the rules two weeks before the start of the championship. I believe in the leadership of the KHL understand this and are addressing this issue “, – quotes words Svetlov media.