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by George Malik on 08/16/12 at 04:43 AM ET
Swedish players have been hinting that they’d be interested in playing for their former teams if there’s a lockout for the vast majority of the summer now, but IIHF.com’s Szymon Szemberg provides the first concrete evidence that two North American players will avail themselves of European employment options if the NHL season does not start on time:
HC Davos, who last night def CSKA Moscow 3-2, announced that Joe Thornton, Rick Nash will play at HCD if lockout, just as they did in 04-05— Szymon Szemberg (@Sz1909_Szemberg) August 16, 2012
Here is the official HC Davos announcement on their agreements with Joe Thornton, Rick Nash if labor conflict bit.ly/PqLpu7— Szymon Szemberg (@Sz1909_Szemberg) August 16, 2012
You can go and read the release, but it’s in German, and it basically says what Szemberg does.
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