IIHF: Total NHLers with deals hits 245
TORONTO -- Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips, Buffalo goalie Mika Noronen, Florida defenseman Eric Cairns and Toronto center Aaron Gavey signed this week to play in Europe during the NHL lockout.
There are now 245 NHL players who have gone to Europe during the labor dispute, the International Ice Hockey Federation said. The Czech league leads the way with 52 of the NHL's 750 players. Sweden is next with 48 players, followed by Russia with 45.
After Tuesday's union meeting in Toronto, ...
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