The Kontinental Hockey League has released its guidelines for signing locked-out NHL players, reports Slava Malamud of the Russian sports daily Sport-Express, and only the North American gameís elite will be accepted.

According to the Russian report, run through Google Translate, NHL players foreign to Russia must meet one of the following criteria in order to be considered for the European league, widely considered the NHLís runner-up in terms of hockey talent:

1. Have played at least 150 games in the NHL over the last three seasons

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