Empty Netter Assists - 11-19-12

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-Evgeni Malkin had two goals and an assist for Metallurg Magnitogork which beat Barys Astana, 5-3, in Russia's KHL.


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-Derek Engelland had no points and was a minus-1 for Rosenborg in a 7-1 loss to Lillehammer in Norway's Get Ligaen.

-Negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA are scheduled to resume today in New York.

-How expendable is the All-Star Game?

-The lockout has allowed former Penguins forward John Chabot to take several NHLers on a barnstorming tour of remote cities in Canada's Northwest Territories.

-Happy 36th birthday to former Penguins forward Petr Sykora (right). A free agent signing in the 2007 offseason, Sykora spent two seasons with the Penguins. In 2007-08, while playing primarily on a line with Evgeni Malkin and Ryan Malone, Sykora appeared in 81 games and scored 63 points. During the 2008 postseason which saw the franchise return to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 16 years, he played in 20 games and scored nine points, including a dramatic goal in the third overtime of a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the Cup final (see below). Sykora would see action in 63 games for the Penguins in 2008-09, scored 46 points and led the team with 10 game-winning goals. Injuries limited him to seven games and one assist during the 2009 playoffs, but he did get his name on the Cup for the second time in his career as the club captured its third championship. During the 2009 offseason, Sykora joined the Wild as a free agent. He currently plays for the Devils. In 157 regular season games with the Penguins, Sykora scored 109 points, 77th-most in franchise history. In 27 postseason games, he scored 10 points.

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(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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