Maxim Trankov skip the "Grand Prix" because of a shoulder injury.
Two-time Olympic champions in pair skating Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar skip the "Grand Prix" in connection with a shoulder injury of Trankov. Claimed by the official website of the Federation of figure skating in Russia. Federation has sent an official letter stating that the couple did not take part in the competition. Volosozhar and Trankov were announced on the steps of the United States (24-26 October) and China (7-9 November). Earlier it was reported that the pair will miss all the starts until early October due to problems with the shoulder with a partner that had prevented them to fully prepare for the season. After the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Volosozhar and Trankov did not come out on the ice in the competition, but took part in the show.