T. Flade twittered:

Tatjana Flade‏@Tatjana21
"P. Shelepen (RUS) out of NHK Trophy I heard."
https://twitter.com/Tatjana21/status/266112590135062528

There is no official confirmation yet, neither on the ISU site or the NHK site. If it's true, who will get the spot? Osmond?