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Morning Links: Day 73 of lockout

  • Sidney Crosby said, “it’s a lot more possible right now,” that he will play somewhere in Europe as the lockout drags on. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

  • Despite initially having a self-imposed deadline of Thanksgiving to head over to Europe, Martin St. Louis said he has no intentions of going overseas at this time. (Tampa Tribune)

  • Red Wings players still skating at Troy Sports Complex are losing hope that there will be a season, as ToddBertuzzi said, “No, not very optimistic. I see us losing a year. So you just move on to different things. (Detroit News)

  • Some players do not seem overly optimistic that mediation will resolve the CBA impasse, but are hopeful that a third party can help them get back on the ice. (Calgary Sun, Winnipeg Sun)

  • Although, Ryan Smyth is “all for” mediation: “I wish they had done it sooner. Maybe this will force things along. I’m sick of not playing hockey. (Edmonton Journal)

  • Shea Weber has kept his core group together for workouts in Nashville even as the lockout passed the two-month mark. (The Tennessean)

  • The Jets’ Ondrej Pavelec has signed a six-game contract with Lahti Pelicans of the Finnish SM-Liiga. (Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson joined teammates on the ice for the first time since he injured his shoulder. (Miami Herald)

  • Nineteen-year-old Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom is done for the season and will have surgery on his shoulder. (Edmonton Sun)