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The Islanders' John Tavares, now playing with SC (Credit: AP)

The Islanders' John Tavares, now playing with SC Bern because of the NHL lockout, challenges for the puck during the match between EV Zug and SC Bern in Zug, Switzerland. (Oct. 5, 2012)

NHL players on the ice during lockout

Photos of NHL stars playing hockey overseas and with minor-league teams while the NHL lockout continues.

Alexander Ovechkin, right, from Dynamo Moscow collides with
(Credit: AP Photo Petr David Josek)

Alexander Ovechkin, right, from Dynamo Moscow collides with Zdeno Chara from Lev Praha during their KHL ice hockey match in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Chara and Ovechkin are among those NHL players who were signed by European clubs because of the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

In this photo taken, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012,
(Credit: AP Photo David Duprey)

In this photo taken, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, Rochester Americans' Cody Hodgson takes a drink during AHL hockey practice in Rochester, N.Y. With the NHL lockout inching toward being a month old, it's game on for the American Hockey League, which prepares to kick off its regular season schedule with seven games on Friday.(AP Photo/David Duprey)

In this photo taken, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012,
(Credit: AP Photo David Duprey)

In this photo taken, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, Rochester Americans' Cody Hodgson stretches during AHL hockey practice in Rochester, N.Y. With the NHL lockout inching toward being a month old, it's game on for the American Hockey League, which prepares to kick off its regular season schedule with seven games on Friday.(AP Photo/David Duprey)

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skates during an
(Credit: AP Photo Keith Srakocic)

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skates during an informal workout with teammates at the Iceoplex in Canonsburg, Pa., on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. The NHL would've opened the regular season on Thursday if it weren't for the current lockout. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

In this photo taken, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012,
(Credit: AP Photo David Duprey)

In this photo taken, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, Rochester Americans' Cody Hodgson shoots the puck during AHL hockey practice in Rochester, N.Y. With the NHL lockout inching toward being a month old, it's game on for the American Hockey League, which prepares to kick off its regular season schedule with seven games on Friday.(AP Photo/David Duprey)

Pittsburgh Penguins hockey players, from left, Pascal Dupuis,
(Credit: AP Photo Keith Srakocic)

Pittsburgh Penguins hockey players, from left, Pascal Dupuis, captain Sidney Crosby, Ben Lovejoy and Tyler Kennedy all wear a sweater with a National Hockey League Players' Association logo as they pause between drills during an informal workout at the Iceoplex in Canonsburg, Pa., on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. The NHL would've opened the regular season on Thursday if it weren't for the current lockout. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skates during an
(Credit: AP)

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skates during an informal workout with teammates at the Iceoplex in Canonsburg, Pa. (Oct. 11, 2012)

Team Quebec coach Gaston Therrien, center, laughs as
(Credit: AP Photo Jacques Boissinot)

Team Quebec coach Gaston Therrien, center, laughs as player Francois Beauchemin, left, of the Anaheim Ducks, talks on a cell phone during a television break during an exhibition hockey game against Team Montreal on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Quebec City. Player David Desharnais of the Montreal Canadiens sits on the board. Some of the locked out NHL players have organized a players' tour to raise funds for local charities. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)

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Team Montreal's Alexandre Burrows, left, of the Vancouver
(Credit: AP Photo Jacques Boissinot)

Team Montreal's Alexandre Burrows, left, of the Vancouver Canucks, jokingly pushes Team Quebec's Carey Price, of the Montreal Canadiens, during an exhibition hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Quebec City. Some locked-out NHL players have organized a players' tour to raise funds for local charities. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)

Team Quebec's Pierre Alexandre Parenteau, right, of the
(Credit: AP Photo Jacques Boissinot)

Team Quebec's Pierre Alexandre Parenteau, right, of the Colorado Avalanches, scores a goal against Team Montreal's Marc-Andre Fleury, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, during an exhibition hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Quebec City. Some locked-out NHL players have organized a players' tour to raise funds for local charities. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)

Team Quebec's Eric Belanger, of the Edmonton Oilers,
(Credit: AP Photo Jacques Boissinot)

Team Quebec's Eric Belanger, of the Edmonton Oilers, is slowed by Team Montreal's Jason Pominville, of the Buffalo Sabres, during an exhibition hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Quebec City. Some locked-out NHL players have organized a players' tour to raise funds for local charities. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)

Alexander Ovechkin, right, from Dynamo Moscow collides with
(Credit: AP Photo Petr David Josek)

Alexander Ovechkin, right, from Dynamo Moscow collides with Jiri Hunkes, left, from Lev Praha during their KHL ice hockey match in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Ovechkin is among those NHL players who were signed by European clubs because of the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Team Quebec's Pierre Alexandre Parenteau, left, of the
(Credit: AP Photo Jacques Boissinot)

Team Quebec's Pierre Alexandre Parenteau, left, of the Colorado Avalanches, and Team Montreal's Hal Gill, of the Nashville Predators, vie for the puck during an exhibition hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Quebec City. Some locked-out NHL players have organized a players' tour to raise funds for local charities. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)

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Erik Christensen, left, from Lev Praha challenges Alexander
(Credit: AP Photo Petr David Josek)

Erik Christensen, left, from Lev Praha challenges Alexander Ovechkin from Dynamo Moscow during their KHL ice hockey match in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Ovechkin is among those NHL players who were signed by European clubs because of the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

In this picture taken Oct 13, 2012 Detroit
(Credit: AP Photo Alexandra Wey)

In this picture taken Oct 13, 2012 Detroit Red Wings Swedish NHL lockout hockey player, Henrik Zetterberg, attends a press conference for his current club EV Zug in Zug, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone/Alexandra Wey)

Alexander Ovechkin, right, from Dynamo Moscow collides with
(Credit: AP Photo Petr David Josek)

Alexander Ovechkin, right, from Dynamo Moscow collides with Zdeno Chara from Lev Praha during their KHL ice hockey match in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Chara and Ovechkin are among those NHL players who were signed by European clubs because of the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

In this picture taken Oct. 13, 2012, New
(Credit: AP Photo Peter Schneider)

In this picture taken Oct. 13, 2012, New York Islanders Swiss NHL lockout hockey player Mark Streit, now with SC Bern, challenges for the puck with Joel Genazzi, left, of SC Langnau Tigers during their Swiss hockey League match in Bern, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone/Peter Schneider)

In this picture taken Oct. 13, 2012 Rick
(Credit: AP Photo Karl Mathis)

In this picture taken Oct. 13, 2012 Rick Nash, New York Rangers Canadian lockout NHL hockey player, now playing with HC Davos, left, challenges for the puck with Ambri goalie Lorenzo Croce during the Swiss hockey league match between SC Davos and HC Ambri Piotta in Ambri Piotta , Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone/Karl Mathis)

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Philadelphia Flyers' Maxime Talbot, left, and Montreal Canadiens'
(Credit: AP Photo Graham Hughes)

Philadelphia Flyers' Maxime Talbot, left, and Montreal Canadiens' Brian Gionta laugh while sitting on the bench during the first period of a charity hockey game in Chateauguay, Quebec, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The NHL canceled the rest of the preseason Thursday, just a day before negotiations were set to resume in an effort to end the lockout. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

Montreal Canadiens' Brian Gionta signs autographs for fans
(Credit: AP Photo Graham Hughes)

Montreal Canadiens' Brian Gionta signs autographs for fans at the end of the first period of a charity hockey game in Chateauguay, Quebec, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The NHL canceled the rest of the preseason Thursday, just a day before negotiations were set to resume in an effort to end the lockout. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier, right, laughs
(Credit: AP Photo Graham Hughes)

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier, right, laughs with Chicago Blackhawks goalie Cory Crawford following a charity hockey game in Chateauguay, Quebec, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The NHL canceled the rest of the preseason Thursday, just a day before negotiations were set to resume in an effort to end the lockout. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

Montreal Canadiens' Colby Armstrong chats with his son
(Credit: AP Photo Graham Hughes)

Montreal Canadiens' Colby Armstrong chats with his son Cruise (2) at the end of the first period of a charity hockey game in Chateauguay, Quebec, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The NHL canceled the rest of the preseason Thursday, just a day before negotiations were set to resume in an effort to end the lockout. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

Tyler Seguin from EHC Biel enters the field
(Credit: AP Photo Peter Schneider)

Tyler Seguin from EHC Biel enters the field prior to the Swiss championship hockey match between EHC Biel and Rapperswil-Jona Lakers, Saturday Sept. 29, 2012, in Biel, Switzerland. Seguin is under contract with NHL Club Boston Bruins. (AP Photo / KEYSTONE/ Peter Schneider)

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Lockout player Luca Sbisa from HC Lugano is
(Credit: AP Photo ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE)

Lockout player Luca Sbisa from HC Lugano is pictured during the Swiss championship hockey match between SC Bern and HC Lugano, Saturday Sept. 29 2012, in Bern, Switzerland. Sbisa is under contract with NHL Club Anaheim Ducks. (AP Photo / KEYSTONE / Alessandro della Valle)

Brett Sutter, center, leads the team as players
(Credit: AP Photo Chuck Burton)

Brett Sutter, center, leads the team as players stretch during the opening hockey practice of the Charlotte Checkers training camp in Indian Trail, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Several Carolina Hurricanes players are training with the Checkers, their AHL affiliate team, during the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Lockout player Joe Thornton and Reto von Arx,
(Credit: AP Photo Arno Balzarini)

Lockout player Joe Thornton and Reto von Arx, behind, from HC Davos, duels with Rico Fata from Servette, right, during the Swiss championship hockey match between HC Davos and Servette, Saturday Sept. 29 2012, in Davos, Switzerland. Thornton is under contract with NHL Club San Jose Sharks. (AP Photo / KEYSTONE/Arno Balzarini)

Justin Faulk takes a shot during the opening
(Credit: AP Photo Chuck Burton)

Justin Faulk takes a shot during the opening hockey practice of the Charlotte Checkers training camp in Indian Trail, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Several of the Carolina Hurricanes players are training with the Checkers, their AHL affiliate team, during the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Zach Boychuk reaches for a puck during the
(Credit: AP Photo Chuck Burton)

Zach Boychuk reaches for a puck during the opening hockey practice of the Charlotte Checkers training camp in Indian Trail, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Several Carolina Hurricanes players are training with the Checkers, their AHL affiliate team, during the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Players take to the ice during the opening
(Credit: AP Photo Chuck Burton)

Players take to the ice during the opening hockey practice of the Charlotte Checkers training camp in Indian Trail, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Several of the Carolina Hurricanes players are training with the Checkers, their AHL affiliate team, during the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Jared Staal takes the puck down the ice
(Credit: AP Photo Chuck Burton)

Jared Staal takes the puck down the ice during the opening hockey practice of the Charlotte Checkers training camp in Indian Trail, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Several of the Carolina Hurricanes players are training with the Checkers, their AHL affiliate team, during the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Justin Faulk, left, and Marc-Andre Gragnani, right, look
(Credit: AP Photo Chuck Burton)

Justin Faulk, left, and Marc-Andre Gragnani, right, look on during the opening hockey practice of the Charlotte Checkers training camp in Indian Trail, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Several of the Carolina Hurricanes players are training with the Checkers, their AHL affiliate team, during the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Goalies Justin Peters, right, and John Muse, left,
(Credit: AP Photo Chuck Burton)

Goalies Justin Peters, right, and John Muse, left, work on a drill during the opening hockey practice of the Charlotte Checkers training camp in Indian Trail, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Several of the Carolina Hurricanes players are training with the Checkers, their AHL affiliate team, during the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The Islanders' John Tavares, now playing with SC
(Credit: AP)

The Islanders' John Tavares, now playing with SC Bern because of the NHL lockout, challenges for the puck during the match between EV Zug and SC Bern in Zug, Switzerland. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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Boston Bruins' defense man Zdeno Chara from Slovakia
(Credit: AP Photo Petr David Josek)

Boston Bruins' defense man Zdeno Chara from Slovakia controls the puck during a practice session of hockey club Lev Praha in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Chara is among those NHL players who were signed by European clubs because of the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Alexander Ovechkin from Dynamo Moscow controls a puck
(Credit: AP Photo Petr David Josek)

Alexander Ovechkin from Dynamo Moscow controls a puck during the KHL ice hockey match against Lev Praha in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Chara and Ovechkin are among those NHL players who were signed by European clubs because of the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Jakub Klepis, left, from Lev Praha challenges Alexander
(Credit: AP Photo Petr David Josek)

Jakub Klepis, left, from Lev Praha challenges Alexander Ovechkin, left, from Dynamo Moscow during their KHL ice hockey match in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Chara and Ovechkin are among those NHL players who were signed by European clubs because of the NHL lockout. (AP Photo / Petr David Josek)

Boston Bruins' defense man Zdeno Chara from Slovakia
(Credit: AP Photo Petr David Josek)

Boston Bruins' defense man Zdeno Chara from Slovakia after attending a practice session of hockey club Lev Praha in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Chara is among those NHL players who were signed by European clubs because of the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Alexander Ovechkin, right, from Dynamo Moscow collides with
(Credit: AP Photo Petr David Josek)

Alexander Ovechkin, right, from Dynamo Moscow collides with Jiri Hunkes, left, from Lev Praha during their KHL ice hockey match in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Ovechkin is among those NHL players who were signed by European clubs because of the NHL lockout. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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