KHL to hold All-Star Game in Red Square

Updated: December 4, 2008, 3:57 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

MOSCOW -- The NHL won't have the only outdoor hockey game this season.

The Continental Hockey League announced Thursday its first ever All-Star Game will be held outdoors Jan. 10 at Red Square.

Team Yashin, featuring Russian-born players and led by former New York Islanders center Alexei Yashin, will take on Team Jagr, made up of players from the rest of the world and captained by former New York Rangers star winger Jaromir Jagr.

Fans can vote online for the starting lineup at http://www.khl.ru/media/votes.php. Voting ends Dec. 22 at noon Moscow time.

Sergei Mikhalev, head coach of defending Russian league champion Salavat Yulaeva, will be head coach of Team Yashin. Team Jagr will be coached by former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Barry Smith, the current coach of SKA St. Petersburg.

Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.