Updates on Daniel Alfredsson, Andrew Ladd, Tomas Plekanec, Matt Stajan, Kevin Bieksa and more.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: While Senators president Cyril Leeder said he was encouraged with the current NHL CBA talks and believes some progress has been made, Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson sees no end in sight.
SPORTSNET.CA: Andrew Ladd became the second Canadian-born player to head to the KHL during this lockout, signing with Avangard Omsk.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Tomas Plekanec is tearing up the Czech League, but he’s running out of the type of turtlenecks he wears during the game.
CALGARY HERALD: Flames forward Matt Stajan is considering an opportunity to play in Slovenia.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Kevin Bieksa will lead a group of his Canucks teammates in a charity game against the UBC Thunderbirds, with the proceeds benefiting “the Canucks Autism Network, Canucks Family Education Centre and the Canuck Place hospice, which generates 14 -25 per cent of its $8-million budget from the Canucks for Kids fund.”
NATIONAL POST: Toronto Marlies coach is squaring off against Hockey Night in Canada personality Don Cherry over the latter’s criticism of the Leafs handling of prospect Nazem Kadri.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers like Eric Belanger is frustrated over the lockout.