NHL Lockout: Jakub Kindl, Valtteri Filppula Ink Deals Overseas

Two members of the Detroit Red Wings are headed overseas to play during the NHL lockout, as Jakub Kindl and Valtteri Filppula have inked deals to play overseas.

Kindl tweeted the news himself, and he'll be playing for HC ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice, who play in the Czech Extraliga league. HC Pardubice have won three Czech Extraliga championships, winning in 2005, 2010 and 2012.

Filppula, meanwhile, will be playing in Finland for Jokerit, according to Craig Custance.

The lockout is forcing many players to play overseas, as even American born players, such as Joe Thornton, are looking for work there.

The NHL has already cancelled all September preseason games, and the October preseason games likely aren't far behind. The Red Wings are scheduled to open the regular season at home on Friday, Oct. 12, against the Nashville Predators.

It seems increasingly unlikely, however, that the 2012-13 season will start on time.

For the latest on all things Red Wings, check out Winging It In Motown and join the discussion.

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