Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE
After eight games were played Wednesday, Thursday's KHL schedule is a bit lighter with just four games.
There is no end in sight for the NHL lockout, but the Kontinental Hockey League schedule continues. Eight teams will be in action on Thursday, including Ruslan Fedotenko's Donbass Donetsk.
Donbass, which is currently the No. 7 team in the Western Conference, will face Dinamo Minsk, which is No. 10 in the West. Fedotenko has played in 30 games for Donbass this season, scoring seven goals to go along with 10 assists. Pekka Rinne and Winnipeg's Evander Kane play for Dinamo.
Severstal Cherepovets, which is one point ahead of Donbass, will also be on the ice on Thursday. Severstal will face Dinamo Riga, which is currently 13th out of 14 teams in the West. The No. 14 team in the West, Spartak Moscow, will be in action as they take on Vityaz Chekhov. Montreal's Andrei Markov is among the players playing for Vityaz.
The fourth game on Thursday will include one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference as AK Bars Kazan plays Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. AK Bars is currently the No. 2 team in the East. Edmonton Oilers winger Nail Yakupov is among the players playing for Neftekhimik during the lockout.