That's true. He won Russian nationals in 2011 for 2012 but it was not a great win an maybe a warmup will be good.
Some really fantastic creative works from Plush's fans
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Plushy is listed on the entry for NRW trophy in a month. Artur and Liza are going with him!
Btw, thanks for all the updates, plushyfan! Really enjoying them
some birthday cards, after 75 photos with Plushy's emotions, and some really beautiful fans wallpapers.
Last edited by plushyfan; 11-13-2012 at 12:19 PM.
(Plushenko's performance in Dortmund depends on his health - Mishin)
Plushenko Likely to Skate in Germany
MOSCOW, November 14 (R-Sport) - Health permitting, Evgeni Plushenko's first competitive skate of the season will be at the NRW Trophy in Germany next month, his coach told R-Sport on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old Olympic champion was expected to compete first at the Russian championships starting December 24, but has now added the December 5 event in Dortmund to his schedule.
"Evgeni will have one international event before the Russian championships, we've settled on Dortmund," Alexei Mishin told R-Sport.
Plushenko's participation in the second-tier event will depend on how he recovers from a medical procedure he recently underwent in Germany, Mishin said without elaborating.
"So whether he'll take part will hang on the doctors' recommendations," Mishin said.
Plushenko is returning to competition after a knee operation in the wake of the European championships in January, where he won the gold medal.
His action this season has so far been limited to the team-based Japan Open last month, won by local star Daisuke Takahashi, and his own 30th birthday party, where he skated despite a slight fever.
The NRW Trophy, held since 2007, clashes with the Grand Prix final in Sochi, which is December 6-9.
I translated one more paragraph from russian article....
Question of Plushenko's participation at the NRW Trophy tournament will be decided at the beginning of next week, said the expert.
"On the following Monday, we planned the next training, during it, this issue will be resolved, "- concluded Mishin.