ESPN to broadcast KHL games during NHL lockout

The KHL will broadcast games in the United States during the NHL lockout. The Russian-based league announced Tuesday that it plans to air five games on ESPN3 this month and indicated that future games are "still being finalized."
Dynamo Moscow's Alex Ovechkin challenges SKA St. Petersburg's Ilya Kovalchuk during their KHL game in Moscow on Sept. 23. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

The KHL will broadcast games in the United States during the NHL lockout.

The Russian-based league announced Tuesday that it plans to air five games on ESPN3 this month and indicated that future games are "still being finalized."

Wednesday's game between Dynamo Moscow and Ak Bars Kazan will be the first game televised.

According to a release, ESPN3 is in 73 million households.

The KHL has also scheduled two regular-season games at the newly opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in January.