KHL schedule 2012: Niklas Backstrom, Ruslan Fedotenko in action

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The NHL lockout is ongoing, so here's how hockey fans can get their fix by watching Europe's top league.

The NHL lockout is ongoing, so hockey fans are turning to the KHL for their fix.

Four of Sunday’s five matchups include NHL players. Two games will feature four NHL players, as Anton Babchuk of the Calgary Flames, Ruslan Fedotenko of the Philadelphia Flyers and Alexei Ponikarovsky of the Winnipeg Jets lead Donbass against Vityaz and Andrei Markov of the Montreal Canadiens, and Dynamo Msk’s Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets take on HC Slovan Bratislava and Andrej Sekera of the Buffalo Sabres and Lubomir Visnovsky of the New York Islanders.

Here’s today’s KHL schedule and the NHL players on today’s rosters.

Ak Bars plays Salavat Yulaev.

Dinamo Mn (Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota Wild) hosts Spartak.

Donbass (Anton Babchuk, Calgary Flames; Ruslan Fedotenko, Philadelphia Flyers; Alexei Ponikarovsky, Winnipeg Jets) takes on Vityaz (Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens).

Dinamo R (Kaspars Daugavins, Ottawa Senators) takes on Severstal (Tom Wandell, Dallas Stars).

Dyanmo Msk (Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators; Evander Kane, Winnipeg Jets) welcomes HC Slovan Bratislava (Andrej Sekera, Buffalo Sabres; Lubomir Visnovsky, New York Islanders).

ESPN will stream at least seven KHL games on ESPN3, starting Oct. 9 and including the KHL All-Star Game.

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