The Chicago Blackhawks finally have a player headed to Europe, but it won’t be any of their biggest stars.
Matias Strozyk of Eliteprospects.com reports Michael Frolik has signed on with Chomutov in the Czech league to play there during the lockout and could be ready to play by Tuesday. Frolik had five goals and 10 assists for the Blackhawks last season during a disappointing 2011-12 campaign.
Chicago’s biggest stars like Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have been skating and working out with many other players in Chicago over the past week. Meanwhile, Marian Hossa is still in Europe with his family. Kane has said he’s not sure whether or not he’ll head to Europe during the work stoppage.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.