Magnitogorsk, Russia (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Evgeni
Malkin and Ottawa Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar will play in the
Kontinental Hockey League while the NHL works out its labor issues.
The NHL locked out its players early Sunday morning after the expiration of
the collective bargaining agreement.
Malkin, the reigning Hart Trophy winner as NHL MVP, and Gonchar wasted little
time finding a place to play, signing with Metallurg of the KHL.
Earlier this week, the KHL announced rules for signing players under NHL
contracts in the event of a lockout. Teams can sign a maximum of three NHL
players and the deals will include clauses for players to leave the KHL once
the lockout is resolved.
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