-After agreeing to join the Tilburg Trappers of Holland's Eredivisie league last week, Dustin Jeffrey (right) has joined Medvescak Zagreb, an EBEL team based in Croatia, for the duration of the lockout. (PG+)
-Brian Dumoulin is making the rounds with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
-Brad Thiessen or Jeff Zatkoff. Who ya got?
-The NHL and NHLPA made little progress in meetings yesterday.
-Brooks Orpik participated in the negotiations.
-NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly claims the league has already lost $230 million.
-Happy 81st birthday to former Penguins defenseman Jim Morrison. Acquired from Baltimore of the AHL in exchange for cash and future consideration early in the 1969-70 season, Morrison, an all-star with the Maple Leafs in the mid 1950s, spent the final two seasons of his 12-year NHL career with the Penguins. In 1969-70, he appeared in 58 games and contributed 20 points. In that spring's postseason, Morrison saw action in eight games and recorded three points. He followed that up in 1970-71 by playing in 70 games and recording 10 assists. He retired in the 1971 offseason. The first player in franchise history to wear No. 27, Morrison appeared in 128 regular season games for the Penguins and scored 30 points. Break on through to the other side.
-Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro (right) has joined SC Riessersee of Germany's 2nd Bundesliga for the duration of the lockout.
-“If nothing happens, I could have played my last game. That’s fine with me. I’m not going to try and push here. I want a deal that’s fair. And if that means we’re not going to play because the owners don’t want to negotiate fairly with us, then so be it and that’s the way it is. Do I want to play? I love to play. I’m having a blast when I’m out there.” - Senators captain/forward Daniel Alfredsson on the lockout.
-Lightning forward and former Penguin Adam Hall has joined the Ravensburg Tower Stars of Germany's 2nd Bundesliga for the duration of the lockout.
-Red Wings forward Cory Emmerton has joined SaiPa of Finland's SM-liiga for the duration of the lockout.
-The Orlando Solar Bears, the Wild's ECHL affiliate, have signed former Penguins goaltender John Curry (right).
-The Alberta Labour Relations Board has ruled the NHL can legally rule out NHLPA members who play for the Flames and Oilers.
-Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier has joined Heilbronner Falken of Germany's 2nd Bundesliga for the duration of the lockout.
-Rich Hammond, a reporter for the Kings' Web site, and before that, the Los Angeles Daily News, has moved on to the Orange County Register to cover Southern California. On a personal note, Rich is a good person who broke down a lot of doors for hockey bloggers such as ourselves. Good luck to him in his future endeavors.
(Photos: Jeffrey and DiPietro-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images; Curry-Rick Stewart/Getty Images)