Empty Netter Assists - 11-18-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .


-Negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA are scheduled to resume Monday.

-Penguins season ticket holders aren't happy.

-Brad Thiessen made 17 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 4-1 loss to the rival Hershey Bears.

-Patrick Killeen made 17 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 6-1 loss to the Toledo Walleye.

-Happy 58th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Tom Edur (right). Acquired midway through the 1977-78 season in a deal which sent Dennis Owchar to the Colorado Rockies, Edur's Penguins career amounted to a pretty productive 58 games and 43 points during that campaign. In the 1978 offseason, he retired at the age of 23 to devote himself to religion having become a Jehovah's Witness.

-Happy 31st birthday to former Penguins forward Chris Minard. A free agent signing in the 2007 offseason, Minard spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. As a rookie in 2007-08, Mindard saw action in 15 games and scored two points. He followed that up in 2008-09 by playing in 20 games and recording three points. In the 2009 offseason, Minard joined the Oilers as a free agent. He is currently a member of Kölner Haie in Germany's DEL.

Atlantic Division

-According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Flyers owner Ed Snider, one of the more powerful owners in the NHL, has soured on NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's approach to the lockout.

-The Flyers issued a statement calling the Daily News' report as "unequivocally false."

-Flyers forward Claude Giroux (right), currently playing for Eisbaren Berlin of Germany's DEL, suffered what he described a "little neck injury" which required him to be briefly hospitalized.

Northeast Division

-Senators defenseman Jared Cowen will be sidelined six to eight months following hip surgery.

Central Division

-Blue Jackets defensman Ryan Murray, the No. 2 overall pick in this summer's draft, suffered a shoulder injury while playing for his junior team, the WHL's Everett Silvertips. The severity of the injury is not yet known.

Pacific Division

-Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano has joined Klagenfurter AC of Austria's EBEL.

Adams Division

-Shootout goals by J.P. Labardo and Stephen Harper gave the Erie Otters a 3-2 win against the Guelph Storm.

-Terry Shafer made 28 saves for the Robert Morris men's team in a 3-0 loss to Niagara.

-Jordan Tibbett made 25 saves for the Mercyhurst men's team which lost to Rensselaer, 4-1.

-Kristen DiCiocco made 19 saves for the Robert Morris women's team in a 1-1 tie with RIT.

-Shannon Yoxheimer recorded two assists for the Penn State women's team which edged Lindenwood, 3-2.

-Stephanie Ciampa made 18 saves for the Mercyhurst women's team which shutout Yale, 4-0.

(Photos: Edur-Penguins Hockey Cards; Giroux-Christian Petersen/Getty Images; Cogliano-Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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