Kovalchuk was included in the extended team Russia at the First channel Cup

Ковальчук вошел в расширенный состав сборной России на Кубок Первого канала

. St. Petersburg SKA forwards Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk was included in the extended composition of the national team of Russia on hockey Cup of the First channel, reported the First channel.

First channel Cup will be held from 15 to 18 December. Five matches will take place in Moscow. The match between Finland and Czech Republic will be held in Helsinki. Team Russia will start the tournament on December 15 match against Sweden.

Final team composition will be announced two days before the start of the tournament.