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blog by Kathryn Przybyla  • 

They’re dropping like flies.

In wake of the NHL lockout, an average of 14 players per day have jumped ship across the league and have signed with an overseas team in hopes of collecting a paycheck this season. Most notably, Christian Ehrhoff, who had 5 goals and 27 assists in 66 games for the Buffalo Sabres last season, has finalized a contract with his former team in Germany, Krefeld Pinguine (The Krefeld Penguins).

The lockout was set into place at 12:01 a.m. on September 16.

In a statement put out by Krefeld Pinguine, Ehrhoff was expected in Krefeld early Tuesday morning and will participate in the daily training session in the Rhineland Hall with the team. A press conference will also take place and his contract with the team will last the until the NHL lockout is settled or the remainder of the Krefeld Pinguine’s season.

Ehrhoff joins a long list of NHL players who are taking their skills elsewhere in hopes of picking up some kind of paycheck this season. The Fourth Period, a top hockey lifestyle magazine, has put together a “Lockout Player Tracker,” with constant updates of where players are signing. Other players who have already signed with overseas teams include big names like Evgeni Malkin, Jaromir Jagr, Logan Couture, Joe Thornton and Niklas Backstrom among many others.

John Vogl of the Buffalo News has also been keeping a close eye on the story, having covered a practice attended by the players still in Buffalo. You can read about it in his latest Sabres Edge.

For your viewing pleasure, here is an interview Ehrhoff did with WZ-TV in Krefeld. Also, it’s all in German. Viel spaƟ!

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