The 23-year-old defenseman is in his second year with the American Hockey League‘s Grand Rapids Griffins, an affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. Kolosov, who recently missed three games because of a concussion, has a goal and three assists in 40 games for Grand Rapids. A stay-at-home rearguard, he had four goals and seven assists in 70 games last season in the AHL.
Kolosov was not named to the initial Belarus Olympic roster, which was considered a surprise, but apparently has been recently added. Roster deadlines for the hockey competition are Feb. 15.
Kolosov played in Cedar Rapids in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. A Detroit draft pick, the Red Wings sent him here to learn English and the North American game.