With Andrei Markov out of the Chekhov lineup with a rib injury, only one member of the Canadiens saw action Monday in Europe. Alexei Emelin was part of Kazan’s victory over Atlant.
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The only member of the locked out Canadiens to see European action was Alexei Emelin. “European action” is a misstatement. Emelin and his Ak-Bars teammates played in the Eastern Siberian city of Khabarovsk.
Five of the six members of the Canadiens currently overseas saw action for their European teams Tuesday night amid rumours of more getting ready to head overseas as the NHL lockout nears it’s 40th day.
Three members of the Canadiens saw action Sunday in international hockey. Defenseman Alexei Emelin was part of a losing Ak-Bars Kazan effort in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. Tomas Kaberle scored the game winning goal as Kladno beat Liberec in the Czech Extraliga.
Alexei Emelin finally signs a lockout contract with Ak-Bars. Andrei Markov’s Ak-Bars workload increased. Sergei Kostitsyn on a roll for Avangard.
Alexei Emelin has been a no-show on the roster of the KHL’s Ak-Bars Kazan despite reports that he had agreed to lockout contract with the team in late September. Ak-Bars played it’s 12th game of their KHL schedule Monday night without Emelin in the lineup or on their roster.
Max Pacioretty made his Swiss League Debut a successful one and with an assist Tomas Plekanec takes over sole possession of the lead in the Czech Extraliga scoring race. Highlights of Friday’s European hockey action. Andrei Markov admits to Russian newspaper he’s considering job offers with the Kontinental Hockey League. Scott Gomez is taking part in the training camp of the Alaska Aces of the ECHL but is unlikely to play for them.
Three members of the Canadiens participated in games in Europe over the weekend. Tomas Plekanec and Yannick Weber were stars in wins in the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin will return to Kazan Russia for the duration of the NHL lockout. Emelin played for Ak-Bars Kazan for four seasons before finally agreeing to a contract with the Canadiens in the summer of 2011.
The Canadiens selected defenseman Alexei Emelin in 84th overall in the 2004 entry draft. Rather than come to the Canadiens minor league organization where he faced prolonged growing pains, he elected to stay in the lucrative Kontinental League where he played seven years. Rather than playing for AHL wages he earned top money in the KHL and arrived in Montreal a fully developed NHL defenseman.