The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Petri Kontiola to a one-year contract Thursday.
In his first year as the head coach of Russian team Metallurg Magnitogorsk, 63-year-old Mike Keenan won the Kontinental Hockey League championship Wednesday. Keenan is now the first coach to win both the Stanley Cup and the KHL championship.
Russian team SKA St. Petersburg says it has signed forward Ilya Kovalchuk to a four-year contract.
Winnipeg Jets center Alexander Burmistrov has signed a two-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.
Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk is expected to play in the KHL All-Star Game in Russia on Sunday.
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Multiple reports have speculated that Ilya Kovalchuk is considering whether to stay in his native Russia rather than return to his NHL club, the New Jersey Devils, once the lockout ends.
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is headed to Russia to play for the Kontinental Hockey League's Barys Astana, his agent confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
ESPN will stream Kontinental Hockey League games online as NHL stars play overseas during the lockout.
Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd is no longer going to Omsk to play in KHL, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.
Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets has signed on with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL for the duration of the NHL lockout, his agent Craig Oster of Newport Sports confirmed to ESPN.com.
Nail Yakupov, the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft, has been suspended from playing in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League while an international turf war wages on over his status.
On the heels of the NHL lockout that began Sunday, New Jersey Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk is headed home to his native Russia to play hockey during the work stoppage.
NHL stars Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Gonchar have signed with Mettalurg of the Kontinental Hockey League after the NHL imposed a lockout of its players.
With a possible NHL lockout looming for early Sunday morning, Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin and Ottawa's Sergei Gonchar are making contingency plans.
The National Hockey League and Kontinental Hockey League have extended their agreement for another year which calls for each to work together on the transfer of players between the leagues.