Source: Novokuznetsk metallurg will play in KHL season-2017/18

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotomontaggi and coaches HC metallurg Novokuznetsk. Archival photoSource: Novokuznetsk metallurg will play in KHL season-2017/18© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Novokuznetsk «metallurg» is excluded from number of participants of Continental hockey League (KHL) Board of Directors of the League, said the Agency «R-Sport» a source familiar with the meeting, which is taking place these minutes in Barvikha (Moscow region).

In season 2016/17 in the KHL, made twenty-nine of clubs (a record number). KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko may 16 said that the optimal number of clubs in the KHL — 24, optimization of the composition will solve the issue of spending cuts that are going to compensate the players.

«In season 2017/18 in the KHL will not perform Novokuznetsk «metallurg», it is the decision of the League,» — said the Agency interlocutor.