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Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Loses Heartbreaker for Magnitogorsk

On January 3, Metallurg Magnitogorsk resumed KHL action after their New Year’s break, having last played on December 27.  This time, they played Dynamo-Minsk at home.  Ilya Samsonov started in goal for the fourth straight time for Magnitka while Jhonas … Continue reading

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Update on Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov: Christmas Hangover in St Petersburg

Most Caps fans recall that the Washington Capitals lost 3-0 to the Las Vegas Knights on December 23, before breaking for Christmas.  Meanwhile, on the “other” side of the pond, KHL teams were still playing, including Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the team … Continue reading

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Report: Samsonov, Capitals Have Verbal Agreement in Place, Expect to Sign Entry-Level Contract in Time for 2018-19

The Washington Capitals have a verbal commitment with prospect goaltender Ilya Samsonov, KHL Insider Aivis Kalniņš reported Tuesday. This came while Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan was in Russia talking to the 20-year old goaltender. Samsonov will likely sign with the Capitals … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan to Meet with Ilya Samsonov

Sport-Express Writer Igor Eronko reported on Tuesday morning that Brian MacLellan is in Moscow to talk to Ilya Samsonov‘s representatives. His contract with his KHL team, Magnitka, will end on April 30. 

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Washington Capitals Prospect Update for November

This is the  second installment of NoVa Caps’ contributor Luke Adomanis’ monthly updates on Washington Capitals’ prospects. You can read October’s update here.

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Another Rough Day at the Office for Capitals’ Prospect Ilya Samsonov

Photo: KHL It had been a long time since Ilya Samsonov had gotten into a game for Metallurg Magnitogorsk.  He last played for nearly six minutes in a game on November 2 where the team lost 3-1.  His previous game … Continue reading

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Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Competing for Team Russia in Germany Cup

The KHL has a break in their season, with no games scheduled from November 8 through November 12, so that selected players are free to play in international competition such as the Deutchland Cup, otherwise known as the Germany Cup. 

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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Leaves Game with Injury, His Head Coach Fired After Game

Photos: Metallurg On Thursday, November 2, 2017, KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the team in which Capitals’ goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov plays for, lost to Lada Togliatti by a 3-1 score at home.  This was their second loss in succession and their fourth … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Update – Some Days It Doesn’t Pay to Go into the Office

Photos: KHL It was on October 18, 2017 when Metallurg Magnitogorsk had a rematch with their opponent from the 2016 Gagarin Cup Finals; i.e. CSKA.  In 2016, Metallurg Magnitogorsk won that series in seven games, winning Game 7 on the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Returns to Form, Wins in Shootout

Washington Capitals goalie prospect, Ilya Samsonov, who has struggled at the start of this KHL season, turned in a gem Thursday evening against Nizhnekamsk. 

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