Until the Sharks release him from his PTO, he cannot sign with another team.
Do you remember Brent Sopel 2-3 yrs ago? He had an invitation to camp with the Wings. Couple hours before one of the final pre-season games, he told them he'd signed with the Hawks. At that point, the team was stuck with skating five D for the evening.
The silence is deafening. What is DW thinking? Did Lilja make the trip to Europe with the Sharks?
We're a few days away from opening night and the Sharks are still carrying three goalies. Greiss didn't play in Deutschland, which seemed like the obvious reason for taking him on the plane ride. If there was a trade in the works, why would they drag him half way around the world?
Now Lilja gets released, while in Sweden of all places.
This has really been a strange off season.