European leagues are into the final weekend before the December break in their schedules. Raphael Diaz, David Desharnais and Yannick Weber played their final games. Tomas Plekanec will play Sunday.
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The Kladno Knights paid the price the defection of three of their NHL stars Tuesday. They were shutout 4-0 in a key battle for second place in the Czech Extraliga. In the Swiss League Tuesday, David Desharnais and Raphael Diaz went up against each over as Fribourg hosted Zug.
Only two of the seven Canadiens playing in Europe, Lars Eller and Yannick Weber saw action on Saturday. Eller was in Kuopiu Finland while in Switzerland Weber and Geneva played host to Lugano. And in North America Alex Galchenyuk had his biggest night of the season in the OHL.
Lars Eller was the brightest light as six of the group of seven Canadiens playing in Europe on Friday night. Eller notched two more assists as Jyväskylä beat Helsinki in Finland’s SM-Liiga. Meanwhile in the Swiss League Raphael Diaz ran his point scoring streak to eight games with a goal and an assist for Zug.
Lars Eller is centering the Finland’s SM Liiga’s hottest line along with Rich Peverley and Eric Perrin. The Canadiens’ Eller, David Desharnais, Raphael Diaz and Yannick Weber all saw action with their European teams Tuesday.
While Andrei Markov remained on the sidelines with his rib problem, locked out members of the Canadiens played in Prague, Finlad plus Lugano and Zug Switzerland on Tuesday..
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.
Two members of the Canadiens made their season debut in Europe Friday, Lars Eller with JYP Jyväskylä in Finland and David Desharnais with Fribourg in the Swiss National League.
The Swiss National League played it’s final scheduled games Saturday before the annual European November break. In the AHL Hamilton stages a major comeback vs. Rochester and Alex Galchenyuk has a three point night for Sarnia.