Sergei Bobrovsky will start in goal for Russia against the United States in Group A play Saturday at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender and 2013 Vezina Trophy winner will be making his Olympic debut at Bolshoy Ice Dome (7:30 a.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC), the Russian team announced Saturday morning.
The first place team in Group A will receive a bye into the quarterfinals. Russia and the United States each wrap up preliminary-round play Sunday. The United States takes on Slovenia (7:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN) at the same time Russia faces Slovakia (7:30 a.m. ET, USA).