Accoridng to Sport-Express, Russia's leading sports newspaper, Nabokov may not be going to the World cup because he's planning to have a surgery on his knee while Khabibulin's relationship with FHR is pretty bad which is why he may decline to go. Pretty bad when the only 2 solid goalies that the country has are not going to play for you, right? Well it gets even better. Danny Markov is scheduled to have a shoulder surgery which could prevent him from playing as well. Kovalchuk and Fedorov apparently have a bad relationship with FHR just like Khabibulin and may not go too. I just love being a team Russia fan.