Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin confirmed on Friday that if there is an NHL lockout he will play in the Kontinental Hockey League.
If the NHLs owners and players cannot come to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement by Sept.
At 36, Jeff Halperns days as an NHL player are nearing an end.
The top negotiators for the NHL and its players association have returned to the bargaining table after a 3 -hour break on Tuesday in New York.
With no guarantee that the NHL season will start on-time, the American Hockey League may provide local fans with one of the few outlets for live professional hockey in the months ahead.