All seven members of the locked-out Canadiens currently in Europe are now off for ten days as the leagues take their rraditional ten day December break. Tomas Plekanec notched another assist in a losing effort against Sparta Prague on Sunday.
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Tomas Plekanec assisted on the winning goal in Kladno in the Czech Republic and in Russia Alexei Emelin was part of a Ak-Bars Kazan win on the road Sunday. Alexander Galchenyuk follows a four point night with a goal against Oshawa, his 20th of the season..
A busy weekend for locked out members of the Canadiens, most of them in Europe as well as some of the Habs Junior prospects. Lars Eller played his second game with Jyväskylä of Finland’s SM-Liiga. Others to see action were Raphael Diaz and Yannick Weber.
Three of the Canadiens 2012 junior draft picks, including Alex Galcheyuk saw action Friday night. Kamloops forward Tim Bozon served a one game suspensioh.
All of the Canadiens players currently on European rosters had the night off Thursday. All six will be in action Friday in games scheduled for the KHL, Czech Extraliga and Swiss National League. Two Canadiens junior prospects played Thursday. Also……Hamilton rookie Brendan Gallagher donating to cancer research.
Tomas Plekanec recorded an assist as the Kladno defeated Sparta Prague 5-1 in the Czech Extraliga Sunday. In junior hockey Canadiens first round draft pick Alexander Galchenyuk had a three point game.
The lockout financial pain for the highly leveraged Canadiens ownership is in the millions already. Insurance payments eating up whatever paycheck Canadiens players may be getting in Europe. Scott Gomes-the fan’s forgotten man. P.K. Subban in limbo. Alexei Kovalev playing in Swiss Second Division and more.