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10-24-2011, 12:50 AM
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It's disappointing that Ekholm went back to Sweden. But, he will be playing alot more over there and next year he can't go back. We got plenty of room to wait on him still.

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Since everyone was ready to jump down the kid's throat over going back to Sweden, thought I'd post this:

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Turns out it wasn’t Ekholm’s decision at all.

The short version: The Swedish team, whose contract he put on hold to come play in North America, has the first right of refusal before Ekholm could be assigned to the AHL.

And Brynas wanted him.

So he goes to Sweden.

End of story.
I would suspect that at least part of him would prefer to stay and play in Milwaukee, but he's obligated to go back to Brynäs for another year. They're off to a pretty good start, too, so he might actually be an impact player for one of the better teams in Sweden. Could be worse.

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10-24-2011, 10:51 PM
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Since everyone was ready to jump down the kid's throat over going back to Sweden, thought I'd post this:
Yeah, it's apparently a clause in the CBA that allows SEL teams the right to recall a player if they are assigned to the AHL if they are under contract to that SEL team (which Ekholm is) and if they aren't a first round pick (which Ekholm wasn't).

It explains a lot of his "I'll have to talk to some people" comments leading up to heading back...since ultimately, it wasn't really his choice at all...

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10-25-2011, 12:51 AM
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Yeah, it's apparently a clause in the CBA that allows SEL teams the right to recall a player if they are assigned to the AHL if they are under contract to that SEL team (which Ekholm is) and if they aren't a first round pick (which Ekholm wasn't).

It explains a lot of his "I'll have to talk to some people" comments leading up to heading back...since ultimately, it wasn't really his choice at all...
This does explain a lot. Someone saw on his twitter that while sitting at the airport Ekholm tweeted "Mixed feelings" Atleast we know for sure that this wasn't his choice. Too bad. Better luck next year kid.

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That totally changes things.

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This does make a difference. Can't knock the kid if he does not get to override the Swedish team contract.

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