Posting solid performances since his arrival at the World Championships, Andrei Kostitsyn continued to prove an indispensable addition to Belarus during their May 5th matchup against Austria. Unfortunately for Kostitsyn, his arrival in Slovakia came shortly after the Belarusian squad had already been eliminated from participation in the tournament’s playoff rounds.
Donning No. 23 for the international competition, Kostitsyn stood out as Belarus’ most used forward in their last game. The 26-year-old logged 19:51 of ice-time during which he scored a goal and was credited with assists on two others. He would finish the game with a plus-3 rating. Kostitsyn will get two days rest before going on to face Latvia on Saturday.