Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lockout News & Notes (10/25)

- Well it looks like Hartsy finally gave up on the season like the rest of his offensive compadres, as Scott Hartnell has decided to sign with KalPa of SM-liiga in Finland. He'll join the team - that he partially owns with Kimmo Timonen and former Flyer Sami Kapanen - November 15th if there is no change in the stance between the NHLPA and the owners. With Hartnell playing overseas, that just leaves Max Talbot as the only starting Fyers forward not playing hockey at the moment:

Hartnell (KalPa/SM-liiga) - Giroux (Eisbaren Berlin/DEL) - Voracek (Lev Praha/KHL)

Schenn (Phantoms/AHL) - Briere (Eisbaren Berlin/DEL) - Simmonds (HC Bili Tygri Liberec/DEL)

Read (Sodertalje SK/SEL) - Talbot - Fedotenko (HC Donbass/KHL)

Wellwood - (Phantoms/AHL) - Couturier (Phantoms/AHL) - Rinaldo (Phantoms/AHL)

- And while all of this is happening in the big leagues, Philadelphia 2012 first round pick, Scott Laughton, is probably getting suspended for this blind-side hit. Laughton playing for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL skated in front of the Ottawa '67's Daniel Walsh and lowered his elbow right into the side of his head, where he stayed down for several minutes. Laughton was eventually thrown out of the game and is most likely awaiting word on whether he can play in the team's next game. OHL commissioner, David Branch says that a hit of this magnitude normally carries a suspension of ten games maximum.

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