Joe Pantoro of AM New York wrote last week that Igor Shesterkin will spend the offseason in the US rather than return to Russia.
Shesterkin announced at the NHL Award and that he and his wife were expecting their first child.
Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov was reportedly denied entry twice to return to the US after reports surfaced that he was being accused of buying a fake military ID in 2017. (The Athletic)
Chris Drury wouldn’t confirm if any of the Russian players are in Russia right now but added that he had “no concerns” about the situation.