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2012-09-17 (Monday)

The NHL lockout is a fact and here is the list of the players that (so far) are ready for the KHL 2012/13 season:
(Updated September 21, 2012.)

KHL Player Country NHL
Metallurg Magnitogorsk << Evgeni Malkin Russia << Pittsburgh Penguins
Metallurg Magnitogorsk << Sergei Gonchar Russia << Ottawa Senators
Metallurg Magnitogorsk << Nikolai Kulemin Russia << Toronto Maple Leafs
Traktor Chelyabinsk << Andrei Kostitsyn Belarus << Nashville Predators
Donbass << Ruslan Fedotenko Ukraine << Philadelphia Flyers
Donbass << Anton Babchuk Russia << Calgary Flames
Donbass << Alexei Ponikarovsky Ukraine << Winnipeg Jets
Dinamo Riga << Kaspars Daugavins Latvia << Ottawa Senators
SKA Saint Petersburg << Ilya Kovalchuk Russia << New Jersey Devils
SKA Saint Petersburg << Sergei Bobrovsky Russia << Columbus Blue Jackets
Lev Praha << Jakub Voracek Czech Republic << Philadelphia Flyers
Lev Praha << Jiri Hudler Czech Republic << Calgary Flames
Slovan Bratislava << Lubomir Visnovsky Slovakia << New York Islanders
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl << Semyon Varlamov Russia << Colorado Avalanche
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl << Artem Anisimov Russia << Columbus Blue Jackets
Dinamo Minsk << Niklas Backstrom Finland << Minnesota Wild
Dynamo Moscow << Alexander Ovechkin Russia << Washington Capitals
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk << Nail Yakupov Russia << Edmonton Oilers
CSKA Moscow << Pavel Datsyuk Russia << Detroit Red Wings
CSKA Moscow << Ilya Bryzgalov Russia << Philadelphia Flyers
Barys Astana << Nikolai Antropov Kazakhstan << Winnipeg Jets

(Sources: en.khl.ru and KHL Twitter)

More names will be added to the list. Each KHL club may enlist up to three locked-out NHL players but only one of them can be a foreign player. Foreign players that wants to sign with a Russian-based KHL club must meet one of many criteria. Read more about the rules here. (Source: en.khl.ru)