The Washington Times - November 28, 2012, 01:39PM

The Operation Hat Trick charity game played last week in Atlantic City, N.J. raised at least $500,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief, with more to come from a jersey auction.

More than two dozen locked-out NHL players took part in the game at Boardwalk Hall. All of their game-worn jerseys are being auctioned off, so more money is expected to be raised for the American Red Cross, Empire State Relief Fund and NJ Hurricane Relief Fund.

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“For us, we can only control what we can control. We’re just trying to do the right thing,” Washington Capitals defenseman and New Jersey native John Carlson said. “We’ve done a pretty good thing here. Maybe [the lockout is] a blessing in disguise, I guess, for one day to give so much back to all the people that are hurt and lost a lot of stuff.”

The game drew a sellout crowd of 10,792, who were getting a glimpse of hockey during the NHL lockout.

To bid on game-worn jerseys, including those of Carlson, Jeff Halpern, Henrik Lundqvist, Steven Stamkos, Martin Brodeur and others, click here. The auctions end Dec. 6.