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Empty Netter Assists - 11-30-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Mediation between the NHL and NHLPA did not go well.

-NHL commissioner Gary Bettman suggested a meeting between groups players and owners without the presence of NHL or NHLPA leadership.

-"It’s sort a scary proposition for both sides." - Craig Adams on the NHLPA potentially decertifying.

-James Neal (right) is among a handful of NHLers working out in the backyard rink of former Penguins forward Gary Roberts.

-Sidney Crosby skipped workouts in Arizona yesterday due to an illness.

-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Zach Sill ("upper body") was given medical clearance to resume playing.

-Deryk Engelland was held without a point and was a minus-3 for Rosenborg in a 6-1 loss to Frisk Asker in Norway's GET Ligaen.

-Happy 40th birthday to former Penguins forward Sean Pronger. Acquired at the 1998 trade deadline in a deal which sent Patrick Lalime to the Mighty Ducks, Pronger spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. He finished 1997-98 by appearing in five games and scoring one goal for the Penguins. He appeared in five postseason games that spring and failed to score a point. After two points and no points in 1998-99, Pronger was traded along with Chris Tamer and Petr Nedved to the Rangers in exchange for Alex Kovalev and Harry York. In seven regular season games, Pronger recorded one point.

Northwest Division

-Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider has joined Ambrì-Piotta of Switzerland's NLA.

-Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner has joined HC Banska Bystrica of the Slovakia Extraliga.

Pacific Division

-Stars forward Eric Nystrom has joined the Stavanger Oilers of Norway's Get Ligaen.

-Sharks forward T.J. Galiardi suffered a knee injury while playing for Bietigheim-Bissingen SC of Germany's 2nd Bundesliga.

-Long-time Kings public address announcer David Courtney passed away. He was 54.

-A tribute video the Kings made for Courtney:

Smythe Division

-Former Flyers/Predators/Sabres/Blue Jackets defenseman Andy Delmore has joined Ritten/Renon of Italy's Serie A league.

-Former Maple Leafs defenseman Karel Pilar has joined HC Sparta Praha of the Czech  Extraliga.

(Photo: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

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