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08-02-2006, 11:22 AM
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Pre season practice

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Originally Posted by Freddan View Post
And the other team is his old swedish team. Its not unusual for Swedish NHL players to go on-ice with their old teams. Usually Daniel Alfredsson OTT, P-J Axelsson BOS, Christian Bäckman STL all practice with Frölunda in the summer.
Read an interview some years ago with Mats Sundin where ha stated that he (and most other swedes) had permission from the team to do early pre-season practice with some local team so they could stay in Sweden some extra weeks.

Either with their old team or with j.random team that happens to be active where they live.

But it's down to the individual player and his NHL team.
Forsberg is for instance in Philly, since they want to keep tabs on his rehab, Alfredsson is in Ottawa (they stayed in Canada due to new kid), Sundin is in Stockholm (at least last week) and so on.

I also read an interview with Henke short after the playoff exit that he was heading to Gothenburg for the summer but with specific training instructions from the Ranger staff.

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