Morning Links: Day 46 of lockout

  • NHL players received 7.98 percent of what they earned last year when they received their escrow checks for last season. It amounts to about $80,000 for every million dollars a players earned before deductions. (TSN)

  • Taylor Hall was cleared to play in games and now just needs to officially agree to an AHL contract. (Edmonton Journal)

  • The Leafs’ Joffrey Lupul will play for the first time since separating his shoulder in March, but he will be on the ice for the KHL’s Avtomobilist. (Toronto Sun)

  • The Blue Jackets’ Vinny Prospal has signed to play with Ceske Budejovice of the Czech Elite League. (Columbus Dispatch)

  • Senators forward Peter Regin is no longer playing for SC Langenthal of the Swiss National League B. (Ottawa Sun)

  • The Lightning’s Brendan Mikkelson signed with Vasteras HK in the Swedish second division. (Tampa Tribune)

  • The Czech Republic’s ice hockey federation fined a club after its fans aimed racist chants at Wayne Simmonds. (TSN)

  • Eric Lindros will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 8. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

  • Alberta’s chief electoral officer launched an investigation into donations Oilers owner Daryl Katz made to the Progressive Conservatives. (Edmonton Journal)