Well, I'm biased, but that's annoying. I don't doubt he'll get at least 1 jgp. Not a big deal; he's one of the youngest in the junior field.
He is one of the youngest even though Rukhin is almost a year younger and also Semenenko and Danielyan are younger than Kovalev. By the way, 2003 born seem to be a really good year for russian men's skating.
Kunitsa January 2003
Frolov February 2003. Assigned to JGP Austria.
Kovalev June 2003
Semenenko July 2003. Assigned to JGP Austria.
Danielyan December 2003
Rukhin April 2004. Assigned to JGP Australia.
He could be assigned to a later jgp. skirda, kunitsa, and gumennik have also yet to be assigned, so I suppose it's not a big deal. What a deep russian jr men's field, it'll be interesting to see who "makes it" in seniors later.
5-8 march was the Junior Moscow championship of older age. Artem confidently took the 1st place with 225 points and two clean programs with three 3A. He was injured in the 1st half of the season and became stronger with stable 3A. Junior Worlds was in the same dates and if Artem participated there, he would have taken 2nd place for sure. He will become a serious force next season.
Protocols (results-66th page, SP-68, LP-77): http://ffkm.ru/images/files/017-18/2018-03-05_PMStV/Protokol_PMStV_2018.pdf
Hope he can get that 3A down. He may be adjusting to a growth spurt still. Missed him(and some of the other young juniors) on the JGP last season!
I honestly hope he replaces Murashov in Kaunas. He performed better at test skates (Murashov missed all(?) his 3a too) and received great reviews on his programs.