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Joe Pavelski playing well in KHL

Despite the lockout, some of the San Jose Sharks players are off making names for themselves across the globe.

Doug Pensinger

San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski has a seven-game point streak going, unfortunately, with the Dinamo Minsk in the Kontinental Hockey League, rather than San Jose because the NHL is currently locked out.

Like a lot of players affected by the NHL lockout, Pavelski traveled to greener pastures -- Belarus in this case -- to continue his hockey career while the NHL sorts things out back home.

Pavelski started out a bit slow, as Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area pointed out. In his first eight games with Minsk, Pavelski only accumulated one assist. Lately though, he has been flashing that point producing potential he has shown with San Jose for the past four years, scoring four goals and five assists over the last seven games.

With the recent outburst he is sixth among Minsk forwards for points scored, despite appearing in roughly half the games as the rest of his team. Unfortunately, his point scoring successes haven't translated to overall improved team play -- the Dinamo Minsk are 10th in the Western Conference.