Ranger prospects Alexei Cherepanov and Artem Anisimov have been named to Russia's Under-20 team that will compete in an eight-game challenge series with their Canadian counterparts later this summer. Former Ranger Sergei Nemchinov, a fixture at Madison Square Garden as a scout in recent years, will coach Team Russia. See NYR.com and TSN for more. Stan Fischler ran into Darius Kasparaitis in Central Park and was amazed at what good shape he was is -- see MSG.com for his full report. Arbitration season starts next week, with Sean Avery scheduled to have his hearing on July 30th and Marcel Hossa on August 2nd -- a CP report has made the rounds of Canadian sites, with the Hockey News using an Avery photo to illustrate it. There is a paragraph on Avery, but not Hossa. Otherwise, all quiet on the Ranger front today -- have a good weekend!