The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (CAS) acquitted Bashkir biathlete Olga Vilukhina in an anti-doping rule violation case. Yana Romanova also achieved a positive court decision. However, the former leader of the Russian national team Olga Zaitseva failed to clear her name, according to a court document.
The Ufa Salavat Yulaev came out to the match with Traktor Chelyabinsk with an unusual line-up. The coronavirus has made its adjustments. Nikita Soshnikov made a company to Kadeikin and Manninen in the first line. Alexei Semenov, who played his 450th league match, came out with the captain's armband.
Despite news of the first positive test for COVID-19 of head coach Tomi Lamsa and strikers Markus Granlund and Danila Bashkirov, Salavat Yulaev entered the game with HC Sochi. Coach Viktor Kozlov led the Bashkir team. Rodion Amirov appeared in the first line of foreign players.
Salavat Yulaev hockey club tested the players and the coaching staff for the new coronavirus infection after visiting Kazan and Mytishchi. Three representatives of the Bashkir team had a positive result: the head coach Tomi Lamsa, forwards Markus Granlund and Danila Bashkirov.