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Lev Prague bought the KHL rights to Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar as an investment in the future rather than with short-term plans in mind, Lev general manager Normunds Sejejs told R-Sport on Thursday.
With nine games for the Red Wings since signing in 2009, Tatar has previously hinted he will look to Europe if he fails to break into the Detroit roster.
Lev traded its first-round draft picks for the next two seasons to SKA St. Petersburg last week in return for Tatar’s rights and goaltender Jakub Stepanek.
KHL rules on lockout signings prevent a team having more than three NHLers on the roster and Lev has reached the limit, meaning Tatar cannot move yet.
“We can’t use him right now. Maybe we buy the rights for the future,” Sejejs said.
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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,
Red Wings forward Darren Helm could be looking at more surgery after getting injured during Friday's player-run practice in Troy.
A source familiar with the situation said Helm suffered a fractured cheekbone. He is to see a specialist today to determine whether the break will heal on its own, or if an operation is required...
TROY, Mich. -- The NHL sure knows how to ruin a good thing.
Since the previous lockout killed the entire 2004-05 season, the league had actually done some good things to move the game forward: changing the rules to allow skilled players more freedom; working to prevent and treat head injuries more effectively; and creating the Winter Classic, an annual outdoor celebration of hockey...
from Chris Johnston of the CP at TSN,
The experiment is off to a rousing start.
When the Detroit Red Wings signed free-agent forward Damien Brunner over the summer, they did so with the idea of playing him alongside Henrik Zetterberg. The NHL lockout put a hold on those plans -- at least until Zetterberg contacted his new teammate a couple weeks back and inquired about joining...
In the midst of the NHL Lockout, the League announced Friday that the Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium as well as all corresponding events leading up would be cancelled.
Those events leading up to the Winter Classic on January 1st were AHL, college, high school and alumni games that were to take place at Comerica Park between...
The NHL has canceled the 2013 Winter Classic, the AP reported. The Jan. 1 game was set to pit the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. Continue reading →
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
Not to be a contrarian here, but all the gnashing of teeth over the National Hockey League’s reported intention to cancel the Bridgestone Winter Classic later this week is completely misplaced.
If the league does it, it won’t be despite the fact that it was Toronto versus Detroit, two storied franchises, a first inclusion of a Canadian...
Well folks, sorry I was mistaken in reading the schedule. There was a game last night;
Wednesday, October 31st
Pittsburgh (4-5-0) @ Washington (7-3-0)
Pittsburgh dropped to below .500 in an absolute blowout. Washington reams Fleury. WSH 5 – 1 PIT
Thursday, November 1st
Detroit (5-4-0) @ Calgary (3-3-2)
After a three game win streak to start the season, the Flames haven’t won...