Prospect Report 2/22/12: Updated Russian Edition
With this edition of the prospect report I will revisit a pervious article of mine on the two prospects of the Islanders from Russia. This will just give a better update of where their seasons have gone since the last time we spoke about them. The original article can be found here.
Kirill Petrov is continuing his solid season in the KHL with 50 games played, Petrov has amassed 16 goals and 12 assists. This has been a good solid pace for Petrov since the last time we spoke about him and I am pleased that he is still playing well. I still expect Petrov to come to the United States next season and start in Bridgeport. He will most likely need some time there to adjust to the smaller North American ice surface and style of play. If he is able to adjust correctly he will be a nice addition to the Islanders in the future and possibly a good call up next season if the injury bug bites.
Kirill Kabanov is also continuing his great season and is still ahead of his point per game pace he had the last time we heard from him. Still playing for the Shawinigan Cataractes in the QMJHL, Kabanov has played in 40 games and has scored 18 goals to go along with 24 assists. It is nice to see Kabanov having a good season and staying out of the negative press. If he is able to continue this performance he may end up in Bridgeport in 2013.
It is good to see both of these prospects continuing their solid development, which shows some offensive help is coming on the horizon for the Islanders. Hopefully both of these guys can stay healthy and finish the season strong.
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