Updates on Locked-Out NHLers in Europe & the AHL – December 19, 2012.

Latest on John Tavares, Patrick Kane, Henrik Zetterberg, Jason Spezza, Jason Pominville and more

Tavares has 3-point night leading Bern to victory.

Tavares has 3-point night leading SC Bern to victory.

SWISS NATIONAL LEAGUE “A”: John Tavares scored twice and set up another as SC Bern defeated HC Lugano 4-1.

Patrick Kane’s two goals weren’t enough as EHC Biel fell 4-3 to Kloten Flyers.

Henrik Zetterberg scored as EV Zug downed Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 5-4. Jason Spezza had a goal and an assist in a losing cause for the Lakers.

DEL.ORG: Jason Pominville opened the scoring (set up by Dennis Seidenberg and Jochen Hecht) as Adler Mannheim nipped Augsburger Panther 3-2.

NATIONAL POST: “A Swedish court has ruled that the country’s hockey association has the right to ban clubs from signing short-term contracts with locked-out NHL players.”

TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lighting goalie Anders Lindback took a puck in the knee for several stitches during a workout with  Finnish team Ilves Tampere. He’s expected to be sidelined up to ten days.

NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner remains sidelined for at least another week with “concussion-like symptoms” recently suffered in an AHL game.


  1. I have to wonder how Evander Kanes latest idiotic PR move on twitter didnt make it to columns here as it is front page on the other media sites? Absolutely disgusting behaviour, or is it all rumours again?

  2. Puck Daddy Greg Wyshynski put it best: “BREAKING: Pro athletes are rich, can occasionally flaunt that hard-earned good fortune.”

    Furthermore, Old Soldier, this merely highlights the point that, if Kane did half the crap he’s rumored to have done in Winnipeg (staging bar fights, skipping out on restaurant bills), there’s be ample photographic evidence, courtesy of our cellphone society.