Monday, October 29, 2012

Lars Eller in Finland, Hamilton Bulldogs, Wheeling Nailers, More

Lars Eller - Tampa Bay Lightning v Montreal CanadiensGood morning hockey fans!

You can now add Lars Eller to the list of players who have opted to play in Europe.

The Danish forward is set to join defending Finnish champions JYP Jyvaskyla. He will line up alongside Rich Peverley as well as former NHLers Ramzi Abid and Éric Perrin.

Finland also appears to be the destination of choice for Denmark's top players, with Philip Larsen, Mikkel Boedker and Frans Nielsen currently playing for Lukko Rauma.

Habs and Hockey News

- The Hamilton Bulldogs beat the Abbotsford Heat by a 2-1 score on Sunday night. Blake Geoffrion and Aaron Palushaj provided the goals for their side. Earlier in the weekend, Brendan Gallagher also scored his first professional goal in an overtime loss to the Toronto Marlies. HabsWorld has a full recap of the weekend's action.  

- Down in the ECHL, the Wheeling Nailers won their weekend set against the Reading Royals, winning 3-2 and 7-3

- Winnipeg Jets' forward Blake Wheeler is bound for Munich in the German Elite League.

- It appears that HC Mountfield of the Czech Extraliga has acquired Milan Michalek, Martin Hanzal and Vinny Prospal in one fell swoop.

- More and more, the KHL is positioning itself as a viable pan-European league. Next year a Milan, Italy based squad is set to join the circuit

(Photo via Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images North America)


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