from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
Two of the top Wings’ prospects, Moritz Seider and Joe Veleno, will remain in Sweden until their respective teams’ seasons are done, before returning to North America.
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While talking to reporters Tuesday, general manager Steve Yzerman spoke about the benefits of the younger prospects being able to play during this pause.
“For the younger players that are trying to establish themselves, and make an NHL team, it was important for them to play,” Yzerman said. “It’s an advantage for these kids. Playing in a lot of situations just furthers their development as players.”
Zadina and Hronek saw considerable playing time while playing in the pro league in the Czech Republic.
Generally speaking, the Czech league isn’t as strong as the Swedish Elite League. But being able to able to continue developing skills while many other players weren’t able to, should benefit Zadina and Hronek in the short- and long-term.