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KHL schedule 2012: Lightning, Panthers players in action this week

Several players have gone overseas to play in Russia, including representatives of the Lightning and Panthers.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

With the NHL labor dispute ongoing, many players have decided to go overseas, and that is true for Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman and Florida's Dmitry Kulikov, who are both playing in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Hedman plays for Barys Astana, and his team's next game comes on Wednesday against Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. Barys Astana fell, 4-2, to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl on Monday.

Kulikov is a member of Lokomotiv, and his team also returns to action on Wednesday. Here's a look at the week ahead in the KHL:

Tuesday, Oct. 9
Donbass Donetsk vs. Severstal Cherepovets
Dinamo Riga vs. Dinamo Minsk
Lev Praha vs. Dynamo Moscow

Wednesday, Oct. 10
Amur Khabarovsk vs. Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Salavat Yulaev Ufa vs. Ak Bars Kazan
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod vs. Barys Astana
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl vs. Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
Atlant Moscow Region vs. Avangard Omsk Region
Spartak Moscow vs. Vityaz Chekhov

Thursday, Oct. 11
Sibir Novosibirsk vs. Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk vs. Slovan Bratislava
Donbass Donetsk vs. Dinamo Minsk

Friday, Oct. 12
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod vs. Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk

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