Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Caps Laich To Swiss Team


Brooks Laich has joined Alex Ovechkin and Michael Neuvirth to sign with teams overseas while the lockout is going on the NHL. Michael Prunka of Bleacher Report has the full details.

Laich will be playing for the Koten Flyers in Switzerland's National League A. Laich will play there likely until the lockout ends. Most reports from other overseas signings say that there is a clause in contracts that allow for that particular player to return to the NHL once the lockout ends. More than likely there is a clause in Laich's contract allowing for the same thing.

Laich becomes the third Capitals player to head overseas. Alex Ovechkin signed with the KHL's Dynamo Moscow and Michael Neuvirth is playing the Czech Extraliga. You have to wonder which Washington Capitals players will sign next.

For now, the NHL and the NHL Players Association will continue to meet and discuss the new collective bargaining agreement. Preseason games through the end of September have been canceled and I wouldn't doubt seeing games late into October canceled as well.

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Source: Bleacher Report; (Photo: Keith Allison)