Some former Detroit Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins are being advised to get the heck out of Russia.
Firstly, the war between Russia and Ukraine is escalating. Secondly, political uncertainty in Russia is growing more problematic. Due to this powder keg sceanrio, the Canadian goverment is advising Canadian players skating in the KHL that it might be time to get out while the getting’s good.
There are 48 Canadians currently playing in the KHL, the most foreign players from any country. Goaltender Andrew Hammond, a recent NHLer, signed two weeks ago with Chelyabinsk Traktor.
Two players with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins last season are skating in the KHL. Ryan Murphy is with Ufa Salavat Yulaev, while Dennis Yan plays for Nizhny Novgorod Tirpedo.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Elmer Soderblom is being given every chance to make the Red Wings roster
- Injured forward Tyler Bertuzzi could be playing for Detroit tonight in Chicago
- Defenseman Jeremie Biakabtuka has a standing offer from the AHL Chicago Wolves
- Red Wings Derek Lalonde, Sharks David Quinn, exchange facial barbs
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Pittsburgh: The Penguins trimmed their camp roster to 45 players. Pittsburgh Penguins
Boston: According to an NHL source, contract talks between the Bruins and David Pastrnak are heating up. Boston Bruins
Philadelphia: Flyers goalie Carter Hart (unspecified injury) insists that he’ll be ready for the season opener against the New Jersey Devils. Philadelphia Flyers
Washington: Playing the first half of a 2-0 win at Detroit on Friday, Darcy Kuemper blanked the Red Wings in his Capitals debut. Washington Capitals
Islanders: Coach Lane Lambert is going back to the top-six lines the team used last season. New York Islanders
Colorado: Injured forward Valeri Nichushkin has shed his non-contact jersey. However, he remains under a limited contact restriction. Colorado Avalanche
Florida: The Panthers are taking a page from the baseball playbook. They will be rolling out individual goal songs this season. Florida Panthers
San Jose: In camp on a PTO, veteran NHL defenseman Scott Harrington is signing with the Sharks. San Jose Sharks
Vegas: Among the cuts from the Golden Knights roster was 2020 first round draft pick Brendan Brisson. Vegas Golden Knights
Dallas: Forwrd Matej Blumel was a surprising cut from the roster in the Stars camp. Dallas Stars
Montreal: A total of 23 players were lopped from the Montreal Canadiens training camp roster. Montreal Canadiens
Calgary: Time is running out for PTO forwards Sonny Milano and Cody Eakin to make an impression in Flames preseason action. Calgary Flames