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One Red Wings European player signing, I can confirm: Jakub Kindl to Pardubice

With Pavel Datsyuk's KHL destination a mystery, disinformation and rumors rampant about Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson's playing plans and Cory Emmerton's destination unknown, following the Wings players' European playing options has felt like tiptoeing through a minefield. Thankfully one player pressed the "easy button" as Jakub Kindl shared his employer's identity with everyone via Twitter:


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The current USD/SEK (Swedish Krona) exchange rate is roughly 6.5 krona per one U.S. dollar. This means that there is a pretty big error in Google translate regarding the potential insurance payment for the Swede’s to play in their home country. The 500k and 700k krona mentioned in the various articles is equivalent to a range of $75k-$105k USD, which is a more reasonable hit and is in line with the high end of the range quoted in a recent Globe & Mail piece citing insurance costs for the players of between $20k to $75k USD depending on both contract size and remaining term.

Posted by Chip4Pips on 09/19/12 at 09:46 AM ET

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