Found November 05, 2012 on Hockey Fan Land:
PLAYERS: Nail Yakupov
TEAMS: Edmonton Oilers
In a literal sense, Nail Yakupov is getting closer to Edmonton. That's because he is heading to North American to play in the Canada-Russia Subway Series starting Monday in Quebec against a team of QMJHL All-stars, according to Derek Van Diest of QMI Agency. Unfortunately, the lockout remains in full swing, so Oilers fans will have to settle for watching the No. 1 overall pick in non-NHL games for now, like the six exhibition games his Russian junior squad will play across Canada the next week and a half. The good news for Oilers fans is that Yakupov is averaging a point per game in the KHL (10 goals and four assists in 14 games) with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. So the future looks bright for their top pick if the lockout ever ends.ESPN Insider
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