Brooks Laich has been openly supportive of the NHL exodus to Europe. On Tuesday he signed with the Swiss League.
The NHL and its players' union plan to resume bargaining Friday for the first time since the league's lockout started, but the talks are to focus on non-core economic issues.
Former Capitals forward Alex Semin will play in a Tier II Russian league with his hometown team.
Capitals coach Adam Oates discusses his time as a young athlete in Toronto, competing against Wayne Gretzky, and his life as a teenage 'punk.'