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Kane joins Seguin with Switzerland’s EHC Biel

Oct 23, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

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Patrick Kane is off to Switzerland.

That’s the news out of Chicago on Tuesday as the ‘Hawks star has agreed to join Swiss league team EHC Biel on a lockout deal.

The news was made official on the Biel website, uniting Kane with Bruins forward Tyler Seguin, who signed with the Swiss club in late September.

The signing comes at a peculiar time. Last week, Kane told the Chicago Sun-Times he was holding off on signing overseas to “see what happens with the [CBA] negotiations.”

The 23-year-old was hopeful the NHL and NHLPA would come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, but appears to have done an about-face in light of stalled talks.

With Kane and Seguin in the lineup, Biel will rival other Swiss league clubs boasting dynamic (and locked-out) NHL duos — most notably HC Davos, currently employing San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton and New York Rangers winger Rick Nash.

UPDATE: Kane’s also announced the signing via Twitter…

Of note, Kane is the fifth ‘Hawk to sign overseas during the lockout, joining Bryan Bickell (Austria), Michael Frolik (Czech Extraliga), Viktor Stalberg (Swedish Elite League) and Michal Roszival (Czech Extraliga).

  1. kicksave1980 - Oct 23, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Kane and Seguin in the same city?! Hide your girlfriends!

  2. islesjb - Oct 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Strong indicator that the players don’t think this lockout is ending any time soon. Truly ridiculous.

  3. acieu - Oct 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Taxi drivers in Switzerland need to carry change

  4. rsances61 - Oct 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Reblogged this on Kick His Ass Sea Bass and commented:
    Kane and Seguin together in Europe!? There goes the neighborhood.

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