Bilyaletdinov said that Zaripov’s return to the ice depends on his health
MOSCOW, 23 Jan – The head coach of the Kazan hockey club “Ak Bars” Zinetula Bilyaletdinov said that the issue of returning to the ice this season, team captain Danis Zaripov depends on his health.
The last time Zaripov took to the ice in the KHL was in a match against Sibir Novosibirsk, which took place on November 21, 2022 (2:4). The 41-year-old forward spent 9 minutes 58 seconds on the ice (11 shifts). In total this season he has played in 14 meetings and made three assists.
Also, the coach said that the defender Vyacheslav Voinov in the regular season match against the Chelyabinsk “Tractor” was slightly injured in the first period.
“Voynov got a little injury, so we didn’t use him (in the second and third periods),” Bilyaletdinov added.