Oct 26, 2012, 11:15 PM EST
Like many others, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson will try to stay in shape while the lockout rolls on.
The Swedish-born blueliner will play for Södertälje of Swedish Allsvenskan, the country’s highest minor league, according to The Hockey News’ Bob Duff.
The 28-year-old defenseman is in the meat of his prime, so it makes little sense for him to rest up and stagnate outside of hockey competition.
While Niklas Kronwall is expected to be the go-to guy on Detroit’s blueline now that Nicklas Lidstrom is out of the picture, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ericsson take on a larger role whenever pucks drop on NHL games again.
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