MOSCOW, September 18, Andrey Senchenko. Head coach of the Moscow ” Spartak Alexey Zhamnov told reporters that the team’s central forwards Ivan Morozov and Alexander Burmistrov missed the regular championship match of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) against the capital’s Dynamo due to microinjuries.
The derby, which took place on Monday at the “blue and white” arena, ended with a victory for the hosts with a score of 6:3.
“We started the match a little chaotically, due to the guys’ injuries we changed combinations. We didn’t expect such a situation to happen with Ivan Morozov and Alexander Burmistrov. They had micro-injuries. We decided not to force their recovery. And Ilya Talaluev was simply given a rest. Only later the team returned to the game, led the match until the end, but it was almost not enough. Dynamo's fourth goal can be interpreted in different ways. From our side it is not a goal, from Dynamo's side it is a goal. It is clear that it influenced the course of the game “, but even in this situation the guys fought to the end, in the third period they had the initiative. Was there an idea to give Patrick Ribar a rest? We talked with him and decided to put him in the game. The load was on all the players, it’s normal that fatigue accumulates” , – said Zhamnov.
Continental Hockey League (KHL)September 18, 2023 • start at 19:30FinishedDynamo MoscowRussia6 : 3Spartak MoscowRussia
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Also, the head coach of Spartak noted that American defender Joey Keane, who previously signed a one-year contract with the club, will join the team in the coming days.
“”Joey Keane will arrive at Spartak in the next two or three days. We don't know what (physical) condition he is in. Therefore, I can't say what match he will be ready for. It is unlikely that we will see him at next game,” said Zhamnov.