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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dagestan Leader Seized

MOSCOW -- Five of Russia's leading hockey clubs have said they will be forced to boycott some away games because the economic crisis has left them unable to pay for road trips.

Moscow's CSKA, Spartak, Dynamo and Krylya Sovietov as well as Khimik Voskresensk, which make up the Russian Hockey League's Central Division, agreed Monday to go ahead with the season after pressure from the league.

But they warned they cannot travel to distant clubs in Siberia and Russia's Far East for matches.

"The country's current financial situation has made the Central Division clubs virtually bankrupt," the division said in a prepared statement.