Report: Evgeni Malkin in Russia
Malkin and Gonchar practiced with Magnitogorsk of Russia's KHL and the pair is expected to play a game with the team on Thursday, according to TSN.
The KHL prepared for an NHL lockout in its own way by releasing guidelines concerning NHL players looking to play in Russia, saying "that only top-level foreign players come to play in the Kontinental Hockey League," according to TSN.
Malkin scored 50 goals last season and had 109 total points, which led the league. Gonchar had 37 points for the Senators.
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- Blackhawks' Hossa likely to play in Game 4
- Red Wings reach 3-year deal with Datsyuk
- Bruins' Campbell faces 6-8 weeks of recovery
- Kings, D Voynov agree to six-year contract