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by Paul on 10/30/13 at 10:05 AM ET
Update: If you missed it, Slava Kozlov told Sports.ru that he's hoping that his current employer, Spartak Moscow, will let him play in the Alumni Showdown, so it's possible that the Russian 5 will be reunited on December 31st.
Update #2: Via Sports.ru's Igor Eronko:
#Spartak confirms Slava Kozlov, still active player in #KHL, will take part in #WinterClassic alumni game #RedWings #TMLeafs
From the Wings' PR department:
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced that three-time Stanley Cup Champion and 1994 Hart Memorial Trophy winner Sergei Fedorov has been added to the team’s alumni roster for the 2013 Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown™ on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Comerica Park, as part of the 2013 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™. Fedorov rejoins his fellow countrymen that comprised the Red Wings’ famed “Russian Five” line, which he centered between right wing Igor Larionov and left wing Vyacheslav Kozlov, with Viacheslav Fetisov and Vladimir Konstantinov, who is slated to appear as a special guest, manning the blueline.
Fedorov was selected by Detroit with the 74th pick of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft and made an immediate impact upon joining the Red Wings in 1990-91, producing 79 points (31-48-79) in 77 games as a rookie. His most productive season came in 1993-94, when he racked up 120 points (56-64-120) in 82 games and won both the Hart Trophy (most valuable player) and Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player as selected by NHL players). While his offensive output represented the fourth-highest single-season point total in franchise history, he was also recognized for his two-way play, taking home the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the top defensive forward. He also captured that honor in 1995-96, a second season in which he broke the 100-point barrier (39-68-107 in 78 games played).
A six-time NHL All-Star, Fedorov helped Detroit raise Stanley Cup banners to the rafters in 1997, 1998 and 2002 and sits third in franchise history with 163 points (50-113-163) in 162 playoff games. He also still ranks among Red Wings’ all-time leaders with 400 goals (fourth), 554 assists (fifth) and 954 points (fifth) in 908 career games (seventh) with the club from 1990-03.
The Pskov, Russia, native went on to play 1,248 games with Detroit, Anaheim, Columbus and Washington, wrapping up his NHL career in 2009 with 1,179 points (483-686-1,179). He was the first European-trained player to win the Hart Trophy and the first Russian to ever reach 1,000 points in the NHL. Fedorov is also a three-time Olympian, winning a silver medal with his country in 2002 and a bronze in 1998. He also owns three gold medals (1989, 1990 and 2008) and one silver medal (2010) from the IIHF World Championships as well as a gold (1989) and silver (1988) from the IIHF World Junior Championships.
Fans can see secure their chance to see Fedorov in action when tickets for the 2013 Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown™ go on sale on Monday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.DetroitRedWings.com/2014WinterClassic or by calling 313-471-7575. Each ticket is good for both games of the New Year’s Eve doubleheader (1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.). The contests are the final events of the 2013 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™ before the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Jan. 1, 2014.
Update: the Wings' website has the followings roster listed for the Alumni teams:
Detroit Red Wings Alumni Scheduled to Participate
Red Berenson, Doug Brown, Jimmy Carson, Dino Ciccarelli, Mathieu Dandenault, Alex Delvecchio*, Dallas Drake, Kris Draper, Brent Fedyk, Tomas Holmstrom, Gordie Howe*, Petr Klima, Joe Kocur, Slava Kozlov, Martin Lapointe, Igor Larionov, Ted Lindsay*, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Kevin Miller, John Ogrodnick, Dennis Polonich, Mickey Redmond, Brendan Shanahan, Garry Unger, Paul Ysebaert
Chris Chelios, Steve Duchesne, Slava Fetisov, Jiri Fischer, Mark Howe, Vladimir Konstantinov*, Nicklas Lidstrom, Larry Murphy, Brian Rafalski, Mathieu Schneider, Aaron Ward, Jason Woolley
Ken Holland, Manny Legace, Eddie Mio, Chris Osgood, Mike Vernon
Scotty Bowman, Jacques Demers, Barry Smith
Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Scheduled to Participate
Wendel Clark, Russ Courtnall, Tie Domi, Gary Leeman, Kevin Maguire, Frank Mahovlich, Lanny McDonald, Gary Roberts, Darryl Sittler, Mats Sundin, Darcy Tucker, Rick Vaive, Mike Walton
Dave Ellett, Al Iafrate, Bryan McCabe, Bob McGill
Johnny Bower*, Mike Palmateer
Red Kelly, Pat Quinn
*Attending but not participating in alumni games
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