About the only hockey outlet available for NHLers who haven't signed overseas is a charity game. Sabres forward Steve Ott is helping put one together, and he's enlisted some Buffalo teammates.
Thomas Vanek, Drew Stafford, Jordan Leopold and Matt Ellis are scheduled to join Ott for the fundraiser Dec. 8 in Windsor, Ont. Detroit's Danny Cleary and Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff are also organizing the game.
According to a picture posted by Ott on Twitter, other players planning to take part in the game include Johan Franzen, James Neal, Brendan Morrow, James Wisniewski and Jimmy Howard.