Zetterberg heading to Switzerland to play for HC Lugano?

TROY — There is a report that Henrik Zetterberg has been offered a deal from HC Lugano.

“I’m going to stay for now,” Zetterberg said. “We haven’t really lost any games yet. We’ve lost a few exhibition games, but once you start to lose games, if you get an offer or get a deal on the table, maybe you think about it. But, for now, I’m going to stick around here.”

Lugano plays in Switzerland’s National League A and has won seven Swiss championships.

The deal, which was reported by the newspaper Blick, has the club paying $53,000 a month for insurance and giving Zetterberg a $2,000 monthly salary.

At this point, playing in Sweden seems out of the question for many of the Swedes on the team.

“It’s going to be tough to go to Sweden, for the insurance and all the taxes we have there,” Zetterberg said. “It’s going to be tough to go back to Sweden to play, but there are other leagues in Europe that you can go to.”


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