I wonder where the rest will end up? We got some hints earlier this week:
Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl said he definitely will play in his native Czech Republic, having received offers from a couple of clubs.
Danny Cleary said he and his good buddy, Edmonton Oilers forward Shawn Horcoff, will play somewhere together, like they did in 2004-05 (Mora IK in Sweden), when the NHL season was canceled.
Valtteri Filppula said he plans to play for his former club, Jokerit of SM-liiga in his native Finland.
Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson said they might play in one of the lower leagues in their native Sweden. Kronwall also listed Russia and another European league as a possibility.
Goaltender Jimmy Howard hasn't looked into it yet, but said, “I think I'd like to play just to remain sharp.''
Drew Miller and Justin Abdelkader said they're exploring options.
And then we already have three that won't be playing anywhere. Surprisingly, Zetterberg is here to stay and fight for the NHLPA:
Darren Helm and Ian White said they probably won't play anywhere.
Henrik Zetterberg said he won't play anywhere due to his role on the NHLPA's negotiating committee.
Said Zetterberg to the press:
"It's the third lockout in I don't know how many years now. Ever since Bettman came into the league offices, that's been his way to handle the stuff. That's not a fun thing, but that's how he approached this. We've been ready. We're ready to have a fight here."