Zykov, 22, of Saint Petersburg, Russia, has scored 22 goals this season and is tied for first place in the AHL. Foegele, 21, of Markham, Ontario, has 20 goals – good for a fourth-place tie.
AHL officials say 93 percent of the players who compete in the all-star game eventually get promotions to NHL rosters.
Zykov and Foegele also participated Sunday night in the annual Skills Competition, part of the all-star event. Zykov was part of a three-player team in the Puck-Control Relay Race and also competed in the Accuracy Shooting event. Foegele was an entrant in the Fastest Skater contest and the Pass-and-Score event.
Here’s how the Checkers have fared recently:
Friday: Charlotte battled back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits and forced overtime, but the Checkers fell to the host Hartford Wolf Pack in a shootout. Josiah Didier’s first goal as a Checkers player came late in the second period. Zykov tied the score at 2-all on a third-period power play. After a scoreless overtime, Hartford made two of three shots in the shootout, to just one conversion for the Checkers.
Saturday: The Wolf Pack blanked Charlotte 4-0, with goalkeeper Alexandar Georgiev making 38 saves in the shutout. Hartford scored three times on the power play.
Week ahead: The Checkers, now fourth in the AHL Atlantic, resume play after the All-Star Break with a 7:05 p.m. game Friday at Lehigh Valley. Then they visit Hershey for games at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Charlotte doesn’t return home until Feb. 9.