Tatyana Volosozhar, Maksim Trankov to miss Grand Prix season

Maksim Trankov, Tatyana Volozoshar

Olympic pairs champions Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov will sit out the Grand Prix figure skating season due to Trankov’s shoulder injury, according to Russia’s figure skating federation.

The Russians were entered in Skate America in Hoffman Estates, Ill., in three weeks and the Cup of China in Shanghai in November.

They could still return for events in early 2015, such as the European Championships and World Championships.

Volosozhar and Trankov join a long list of Sochi Olympic figure skating medalists who are not competing in the Grand Prix season:

Patrick Chan (silver, men’s singles and team competition)
Yuna Kim (silver, women’s singles; retired)
Carolina Kostner (bronze, women’s singles)
Meryl Davis/Charlie White (gold, ice dance; bronze, team competition)
Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (silver, ice dance and team competition)
Yevgeny Plushenko (gold, team competition)
Robin Szolkowy (bronze, pairs; retired)

Patrick Chan eyes return in 2015-16