Can these guys playing overseas leave their European teams if/when the lockout is lifted? Can they just pack up and leave mid-season to get back to the Preds?
The NHL has a transfer agreement in place with every professional European league (AFAIK). Once the lock out is lifted their NHL contracts should take precedent. Any team signing an NHL player has to do so knowing that it's a temporary thing, and the contract itself should reflect that with an out clause of some sort.
If Hornqvist and Pickard know each other, it is from Nashville's training camps. They didn't overlap in Milwaukee. Horny was here in 2008-09 for 49 games, but Chet didn't play in Milwaukee until the 2009-10 season.
Anyone else semi worried that Weber isn't playing anywhere keeping his game legs fresh?
Are you also worried about the other hundreds of NHL players that have, or haven't, done the same? I'm sure he'll be alright. Probably skating on his own or with teammates in make-shift practices. Not the same as game action with adrenaline pumping, but he's staying in shape.
Since other updates have been posted, SK had a goal and an assist in his debut with Avangard, then scored the game winning goal in the following match.