Morning Links: Day 39 of lockout

  • Sergei Kostitsyn said he was misquoted by a Russian newspaper and that he hopes an agreement can be reached soon between the NHL and NHLPA and he really enjoys living in America. (The Tennessean)

  • Senators GM Bryan Murray said “no contact was made by either side,” during the 48-hour window where general managers were allowed to talk to their players. (Ottawa Sun)

  • John Davidson is close to an agreement to become president of hockey operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Columbus Dispatch)

  • Cory Schneider said the possibility of going to Europe would “become more realistic, for sure” if there’s not CBA agreement by next week. (Vancouver Province)

  • The Jets’ Tobias Enstrom signed with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian League after spending some time with Modo of the Swedish Elite League. (Winnipeg Sun)

  • James van Riemsdyk is in negotiations to play for Tappara of the Finnish top division, but, in the meantime, will play in a fundraiser in Minnesota on Sunday. (Toronto Star)

  • Bruins coach Claude Julien will coach the Winthrop Squirt B hockey team on Sunday. (Boston Globe)