John Tavares, the 18-year-old Canadian junior star expected to be one of the top picks in the NHL draft, joined the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights on Thursday in a trade with the Oshawa Generals.
The player-transfer contract between the NHL and the International Ice Hockey Federation expires at the end of this season. Some clubs in the Russian elite league have said they do not want to be a part of any new agreement.
The Ottawa Senators have traded center Jason Spezza and prospect Ludvig Karlsson to the Dallas Stars for forward Alex Chiasson, prospects Nicholas Paul and Alex Guptil and a second-round draft pick in 2015, a source told ESPN.com.
With the NHL lockout in full effect, Seth Jones is squarely in the crosshairs of teams, scouts, fans and the hockey community, and there might not be an 18-year-old better prepared for the attention, writes Craig Custance.