Updates on Locked Out NHL Stars in Europe – December 19, 2012.

The latest on Evgeni Malkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Ovechkin, Joe Pavelski, Jaromir Jagr, Jiri Hudler  and more.

Malkin pots a hat trick in Wednesday's KHL action..

Malkin pots a hat trick in Wednesday’s KHL action..

KHL.RU: Evgeni Malkin potted a hat trick and an assist as Metallurg Magnitogorsk downed Atlant Moscow Region 5-3.

Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist and Alexander Ovechkin also scored, but Moscow Dynamo still fell 4-3 in overtime to Sibir Novosibirsk.

Ilya Kovalchuk picked up an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky made 21 saves as SKA Saint Petersburg defeated Metallurg Novokuznetsk 4-1.

Alexander Semin had a goal and an assist as Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod edged Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 2-1.

Joe Pavelski scored twice to lead Dinamo Minsk to a 3-1 victory over Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.

HOKEJ.CZ: Jaromir Jagr scored a hat trick and Tomas Plekanec collected three assists as the Knights of Kladno nipped CSOB Insurance HC Pardubice 5-4. David Krejci scored twice in a losing cause for Pardubice.

Milan Michalek and Martin Hanzal each scored and Vaclav Prospal had two assists, but it wasn’t enough as HC MOUNTFIELD fell 3-2 to HC Sparta Praha.

Jiri Hudler’s two goals helped HC Ocelari Trinec to a 6-4 win over Pirates Chomutov.