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Empty Netter Assists - 11-15-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-The lockout? It's still going on.

-"We thought there was no way we would miss games and this time." - Brooks Orpik (right) on the lockout.

-Beau Bennett scored both of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' goal in a 2-1 defeat of the Springfield Falcons. Riley Holzapfel recorded two assists for the Penguins while teammate Jeff Zatkoff made 25 saves.

-Evgeni Malkin had no points was a minus-1 and recorded four penalty minutes for Metallurg Magnitogork in a 3-2 overtime loss to Avangard Omsk in Russia's KHL.

-Dustin Jeffrey was held without a point for Medvescak Zagreb in a 4-1 loss to Olimpija Ljubljana in Austria's EBEL.

-Former Penguins forward Stan Jonathan has been charged with the shooting death of an Ontario man. Jonathan appeared in 19 games for the Penguins during the 1982-83 season.

-Former Penguins forward Kevin Miller is being sued by a Swiss insurance company over a hit which ended the career of a player in a Swiss league game in 2000.

-Happy 67th birthday to former Penguins forward Jim Shires. Acquired midway through the 1972-73 season in a deal which sent Joe Noris to the Blues, Shire's Penguins' career amounted to 18 games and three points that campaign. After spending all of 1972-73 with San Diego of the WHL, Shires was released from the organization.

-Happy 35th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Richard Lintner (right). Acquired midway through the 2002-03 season along with Joel Bouchard, Rico Fata and Mikael Samuelsson in a deal which sent Mike Wilson, Alex Kovalev, Janne Laukkanen and Dan LaCouture to the Rangers, Lintner's entire Penguins career amounted to 19 games and five points that campaign. In the 2003 offseason, he joined Djurgarden of the Elitserien in Sweden. He currently plays for HK Dukla Trencin of the Slovakian Extraliga.

Atlantic Division

-Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman has joined Södertälje of Sweden's Allsvenskan.

-Philadelphia defenseman Bruno Gervais has joined Heilbronner Falken of Germany's 2nd Bundesliga.

-Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds has left the Liberec Tigers of the Czech Extraliga.

Northeast Division

-“I guess I would say it’s an uninformed answer, unless he’s now tied in with ownership somewhere or wants to get involved with ownership and trying to take that side. Unless you’re on the calls and know what’s going on all the time, I don’t know what those comments are based on. Because he’s not involved.” - Senators defenseman Chris Phillips on comments by former Penguins forward Mark Recchi regarding the lockout. Recchi stated that the players won't be getting a better offer from the NHL the longer the lockout drags on.

Southeast Division

-Capitals forward Jason Chimera (right) has joined KLH Chomutov of the Czech Extraliga.

Central Division

-Predators defenseman Kevin Klein has joined Herlev of Denmark's ABL.

-The lockout has allowed Blackhawks captain/forward Jonathan Toews to fully recover from a concussion he sustained last season.

-A right knee injury will keep Red Wings forward Valterri Filppula sidelined for six to eight weeks.

Northwest Division

-“They’ve already got a billion dollars and now they want the most restrictive contracting rules in sport." - Canucks goaltender Corey Schneider on the owners.

-How rough is this lockout? Canucks coach Alain Vigneault is reduced to living in his parents' basement.

Pacific Division

-Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler has joined Södertälje of Sweden's Allsvenskan.

Patrick Division

-Try to guess which side NBA commissioner David Stern - AKA Gary Bettman's old boss - is taking in the NHL-NHLPA dispute.

-Jets captain/forward Andrew Ladd and Kings forward Mike Richards staged an impromtu street hockey game in Winnipeg through the magic of Twitter.

(Photos: Orpik-Claus Andersen/Getty Images; Lintner-Keith Srakocic/Associated Press; Chimera-Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

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