Updates on Locked-out NHL Stars in Europe – December 8, 2012

The latest on Rick Nash, Ryan O’Reilly, Joe Thornton,Tyler Seguin, Ales Hemsky, Jaromir Jagr, Jamie Benn and more.

NEW YORK POST: Rangers winger Rick Nash flew from Zurich to New York yesterday for an examination of a nagging groin injury by the Rangers medical staff. Nash has been spending the lockout playing for HC Davos in Switzerland.

DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O’Reilly signed a two-year contract with Mettalurg Magnotigorsk of the KHL. Though signing a two-year contract was unusual (other locked out NHLers have signed one-year deals), his agent noted the deal had an “out-clause” should the NHL return to action this season.

KHL.RU: Pekka Rinne’s KHL struggles continue, giving up six goals on 15 shots as Dinamo Minsk fell 7-2 to Barys Astana.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Joe Thornton had a three-point night (1 goal, 2 assists) and Loui Eriksson scored as HC Davos crushed HC Lugano 8-1. Patrice Bergeron scored Lugano’s sole goal.

Tyler Seguin’s offensive tear in Switzerland continued, scoring a goal as EHC Biel doubled up Rapperswil-Jano Lakers 6-3. Jason Spezza scored  one of the Lakers 3 goals.

Ales Hemsky collected 3 assists in recent Czech Extraliga action.

HOKEJ.CZ: Ales Hemsky had three assists and David Krejci a goal and an assist as HC Pardubice defeated Skoda Plzen HC 3-1.

Tomas Plekanec’s two goals and Jaromir Jagr’s tally weren’t enough for the Knights of Kladno, who were edged by HC Vitkovice Steel 4-3.

DEL.ORG: Jamie Benn had three assists as Hamburg Freezers thumped Kolner Haie 7-1.

Paul Stastny and Blake Wheeler each collected an assist as EHC Munich Red Bull blanked Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers 3-0.



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  1. With all the players from the NHL not having good seasons in Europe is it time to finaly think that there is better hockey out there and that the NHL may not house the best players in the world as we are always told it does!
    If the owenrs keep this up and keep trying to squash the true product of the NHL ( the players ) then Europe will be the benefactor as players will most likely be paid better there over the long term and the league in Europe will grow as the best players in teh world will go there to be treatd fairly in an open market to grow a game there in an untapped market …..becareful what you wish for owners ….in business you should always keep an ey on the guy trying to catch you and that guy is hot on your heals …if not right beside you at this point!