Empty Netter Assists - 11-02-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .


-Tomas Vokoun has joined HC Karlovy Vary of the Czech Extraliga for the duration of the lockout.

-"I think that's all you really look for is good dialogue. It doesn't have to be settled in one day." - Craig Adams on negotiations with the NHLPA.

-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (right) and center Jayson Megna could make their season debuts this weekend.

-A shootout goal by Chris Barton led the Wheeling Nailers to a 3-2 win against the Toledo Walleye. Stefan Chaput had two assists for Wheeling while teammate Patrick Killeen made 9 saves.

-Dan Bylsma took in the Nailers' game.

-Deryk Engelland recorded an assist for Rosenborg in a 5-2 win against Vålerenga in Norway's GET Ligaen.

Northeast Division

-“I’m extremely disappointed, like any fan, of where we are. We should be playing hockey by now. Everybody knows it and we’re not. Everybody can fingerpoint all they want, but at the end of the day, I don’t think anybody cares who’s at fault. All they know if we’re not playing hockey, why aren’t we playing hockey?” - Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on the lockout.

-The NHL could fine Melnyk for his comments.

-Canadiens forward David Desharnais (right) has joined Gottéron of Switzerland's NLA for the duration of the lockout.

-“I’m worried. Financially I’ve made some pretty good money the last couple of years. So I’m not hurting, but I’m definitely concerned that I don’t have any paychecks coming in at this point. For guys like me I have a few years left and I’m kind of caught in the middle and squeezed out on both sides. If this goes on for a year or two then I’m probably done and I have to go back to working for a living." - Bruins forward Shawn Thornton on the lockout.

Central Division

-"The longer it goes, the more likely there's not going to be a season." - Red Wings forward Johan Franzen on the lockout.

Northwest Division

-Oilers defensive prospect Brandon Davidson was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Pacific Division

-Kings forward/captain Dustin Brown (right) has joined ZSC of Switzerland's NLA for the duration of the lockout.

-Coyotes forward/enforcer and former Penguin Paul Bissonnette has joined the Cardiff Devils of England's EIHL for the duration of the lockout.

-Phoenix forward Radim Vrbata has joined BK Mlada Boleslav of the Czech Republic's CHL for the duration of the lockout.

Patrick Division

-Former Sabres/Senators/Thrashers/Flyers forward Denis Hamel has joined Saguenay Marquis of Quebec's LNAH.

(Photos: Bortuzzo-Harry How/Getty Images; Desharnais-Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images; Brown-Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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