KHL schedule 2012: Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin in action on Monday

Martin Rose

Several of the top players in the NHL have gone to Russia during the lockout and will take to the ice to start the week.

Various NHL players will be in action with seven games taking place in Russia's KHL on Monday. Let's take a look at those games:

Vityaz vs. Barys: The Montreal Canadiens' Andrei Markov is a member of Vityaz, while Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nik Antropov of the Winnipeg Jets each skate for Barys.

Lokomotiv vs. Dynamo Moscow: Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche and Dmitri Kulikov of the Florida Panthers play for Lokomotiv, while Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is on Dynamo Moscow.

Atlant vs. SKA: Anton Khudobin of the Boston Bruins is on Atlant, while Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils and Vladimir Tarasenko play for SKA.

Donbass vs. Avtomobilist: Ruslan Fedotenko of the Philadelphia Flyers is a member of Donbass; Avtomobilist doesn't feature an NHL player

Dinamo Minsk vs. Avangard: Niklas Backstrom of the Minnesota Wild and Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets are members of Dinamo Minsk, while Nikita Nikitin of the Columbus Blue Jackets plays for Avangard.

Dinamo Riga vs. Metallurg: Kaspars Daugavins of the Ottawa Senators skates for Riga while is teammate Sergei Gonchar, Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nikolai Kulemin of the Toronto Maple Leafs play for Metallurg.

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