-A request to re-open negotiations by the NHLPA was rejected by the NHL.
-Without informing the NHLPA, the NHL granted general manager a 48-hour window to explain the league's latest propoals to players last week.
-Ex-Penguins goaltender Brent Johnson will be contributing to a local tax base in the near future.
-Pascal Dupuis (right) has quite a bit of free time these days.
-Have the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins been victims to the increased level of talent in the AHL this season?
-Dustin Jeffrey netted a goal and an assist for Medvescak Zagreb which beat SAPA Fehervar, 5-3, in Austria's EBEL.
-Deryk Engelland had two assists for Rosenborg in a 5-4 shootout victory against Star in Norway's Get Ligaen.
-Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask suffered a groin injury while playing for Plzen of the Czech Extraliga.
-“I regret my recent comments about the lockout which were made flippantly in the locker room after our last game. I did not intend for them to be recorded." - Bruins forward David Krejci on his earlier comments in which he said NHL players were treated like animals.
-Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (right) has joined EHC Biel of Switzerland's NLA for the duration of the lockout.
-The Blue Jackets are expected to hire former Blues president John Davidson.
-Predators forward Sergei Kostitsyn backtracked off his comments from a day earlier when he said he wanted the lockout to wipe out the entire NHL season.
-Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster has joined Tappara of Finland's SM-liiga for the duration of the lockout.
-“Everybody knows that the first month (of the season) is nothing like a rose garden for the NHL. Only a few make some money, they face huge competition in American football and baseball. The baseball competition is getting into its playoffs, so, one competitor is gone, and the interest will switch to something else. And that something else is hockey. Simply, the first two months (of the season) aren’t as interesting for the owners as the rest. It doesn’t bother anybody that they’re going to lose the first month and a half.” - Stars forward and former Penguins captain Jaromir Jagr on the lockout.
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