Ilja Nikulin will play for Team East in the upcoming 2013 KHL All-Star Game.
Ilya Nikulin scored a goal in Russia's 3-2 shootout loss to Finland on Monday.
Ilya Nikulin will not play with the Thrashers this season.
It looks like Ilya Nikulin will stay in Russia to finish his existing contract.
The Atlanta Thrashers are close to signing stay-at-home defender Ilya Nikulin to a contract.