Metallurg, based in the Russian industrial city of Magnitogorsk, said in a statement Sunday, Sept. 16, that it signed the two Russian players through the end of the 2012-13 season.
The NHL formally locked out its players Sunday after the collective bargaining agreement between the sides expired.
a 26-year-old center with the Pittsburgh Penguins, is the NHL’s
reigning MVP. Gonchar, 38, is a defenceman with the Ottawa Senators.