If you need a hockey fix and you can't wait for the NHL and NHLPA to get their act together, there will be a local game involving NHL players.
The WFCU Centre, home of the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires, will host a charity hockey game on Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Many of the Detroit Red Wings who have been skating at the Troy Sports Center are expected to take part in the event, which will benefit local charities.
Among the players expected to play in the NHLPA Charity Hockey Game are Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi, Jimmy Howard, Johan Franzen, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Ian White, Darren Helm, Justin Abdelkader, Cory Emmerton, Jonas Gustavsson and Danny Cleary.
Some non-Red Wings will also be skating in the charity game, including Pittsburgh's James Neal, Dallas' Brenden Morrow, Phoenix's Keith Yandle, Chicago's Jamal Mayers, Edmonton's Eric Belanger, Colorado's Ryan Wilson, Buffalo's Steve Ott and Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff.