Staffan Kronwall Looking to Move Back to Sweden

Kent Wilson
August 10 2010 09:13AM

CALGARY, CANADA - OCTOBER 31: Staffan Kronwall #8 of the Calgary Flames makes his way to the ice for warm-up prior to their game against the Detroit Red Wings on October 31, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Red Wings defeated the Flames 3-1. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

 

According to an article out of Sweden, Flames defender Staffan Kronwall is hoping to be released from his NHL contract so he can return home. Kronwall has one more year left on his deal set to pay him $500,000. From the (translated) piece:

I said that I want to leave and play in Sweden or elsewhere in Europe...Not that I'm uncomfortable in any way with the town and the club, I liked it, but because I want to get a bit closer to my family.

If the Flames choose to release Kronwall, his departure won't have any positive effect on their current cap woes. Kronwall ended the year in the AHL last season, meaning his salary does not currently count against the Flames cap. In addition, the 27 year old was slated to play in Abbotsford for majority of the season. On the prospect development side, however, his leaving would mean one less obstacle between Matt Pelech and the NHL.

Kronwall played 66 games in the NHL over his career, scoring one goal and three assists.

39d8109299a9795cb3b41a4e9b49d501
Former Nations Overlord. Current Fn contributor and curmudgeon For questions, complaints, criticisms, etc contact Kent @ kent.wilson@gmail. Follow him on Twitter here.
Avatar
#1 Backburner
August 10 2010, 09:59AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Any chance that Negrin might be ready?

Avatar
#3 dotfras
August 10 2010, 12:52PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Technically if one of the guys currently on our team is going down to the A, releasing Kronwall makes it $500,000 easier to justify paying a tonne of money for a guy to captain the Heat.

Comments are closed for this article.