Skip to content

Philly’s Grossmann to join Swedish second division club

Nov 14, 2012, 12:07 PM EST

Nicklas Grossmann Getty Images

Another day, another Flyers defenseman signing overseas.

On Wednesday, it was Nicklas Grossmann — the 27-year-old reportedly agreed to join Allsvenskan club Sodertalje SSK.

This news comes on the heels of Tuesday’s announcement that Bruno Gervais had signed with German second division outfit Heilbronner.

The Grossman signing was profiled on the Sodertalje website, celebrating a return to the club he represented at both the junior and senior levels before joining the Dallas organization in 2005.

Grossman was acquired by Philly just prior to the trade deadline and quickly impressed Flyers brass with his physical play. It took just 22 games before GM Paul Holmgren locked the Swedish blueliner in with a four-year, $14 million extension — a significant raise from the two-year, $3.25 million deal he signed with the Stars in 2010.

In Sodertalje, he’ll be joined by Flyers teammate Matt Read, who inked with the club in early October.

The signing is big news for SSK as the club is still reeling from the recent loss of Rangers forward Carl Hagelin — he returned to New York after injuring his shoulder in late October.

That said, Sotertalje will only receive a short-term boost from Grossman, who reportedly signed a four-game deal.

Latest Posts
  1. Capitals call up Burakovsky, Volpatti ends conditioning stint

    Dec 22, 2014, 9:42 AM EST

    Andre Burakovsky Getty Images

    Volpatti will return to the long-term injured reserve list.

  2. Report: NHL won’t hold hearing for Bartkowski hit

    Dec 22, 2014, 8:54 AM EST

    Matt Bartkowski, Marcus Foligno, Brian Gionta AP

    Brian Gionta was injured as a result of the blow.

  3. Flyers rally as Zepp wins his career debut at 33 years old

    Dec 22, 2014, 12:16 AM EST

    Philadelphia Flyers v Winnipeg Jets Getty Images

    He’s the oldest goalie to win his debut since Hugh Lehman in 1926.

  4. Hawks’ Raanta posts 31-save shutout over Leafs

    Dec 21, 2014, 10:07 PM EST

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Chicago Blackhawks Getty Images

    Toronto has lost three straight games.

  5. Oilers squander three-goal lead, lose 18th time in 19 games

    Dec 21, 2014, 9:42 PM EST

    Ben Scrivens AP

    Will this be the worst season Edmonton has ever had?

  6. Pickard makes one last bid to stay, beats Wings in nine-round SO

    Dec 21, 2014, 9:09 PM EST

    Calvin Pickard, Justin Abdelkader AP

    Varlamov is expected to be back on Tuesday.

  7. Oilers chase Lehtonen with three unanswered goals

    Dec 21, 2014, 7:39 PM EST

    Arcobello goal

    The Stars swapping goaltenders didn’t slow Edmonton.

  8. Brad Richards out with upper-body injury

    Dec 21, 2014, 6:48 PM EST

    Brad Richards Getty Images

    He had been playing with Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg.

  9. Jordan Staal (leg) might return before New Years Eve

    Dec 21, 2014, 5:56 PM EST

    Jordan Staal Getty Images

    The Hurricanes are getting close to full strength.

  10. Roy: 95 percent chance Varlamov will return Tuesday

    Dec 21, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

    DENVER, CO - APRIL 03: Goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche makes a glove save against the New York Rangers at Pepsi Center on April 3, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Rangers 3-2 in an overtime shootout. Getty Images

    Will Calvin Pickard be sent to the minors once Varlamov is healthy?

  11. Hansen misses Canucks’ practice Sunday

    Dec 21, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

    Jannik Hansen Getty Images

    Collapsed on the team’s bench Saturday night.

  12. Report: Eakins could head back to Toronto

    Dec 21, 2014, 2:15 PM EST

    Edmonton Oilers' head coach Dallas Eakins, center, stands on the bench above David Perron, from left to right, Sam Gagner and Ryan Jones during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck) AP

    Was fired by the Oilers Dec. 15.

  13. Zepp to make NHL debut in Flyers’ net Sunday

    Dec 21, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

    Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    The 33-year-old was recalled Friday.

  14. Could Malkin be the next player to be fined for diving?

    Dec 21, 2014, 12:45 PM EST

    Evgeni Malkin AP

    The Penguins forward was penalized twice for embellishment on Saturday.

  15. Sabres’ recall Pysyk and Schaller from AHL

    Dec 21, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Buffalo Sabres Tampa Bay Lightning v Buffalo Sabres

    Torrey Mitchell and Tyson Strachan have been placed on IR

  16. Former Pens Niskanen and Orpik react to Bylsma’s firing

    Dec 21, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

    Dan Bylsma AP

    They’re not impressed with how Bylsma and his staff were treated.

Featured video

More than a Stanley Cup hangover?
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (3604)
  2. B. Bishop (3590)
  3. C. Perry (2336)
  4. B. Elliott (2123)
  5. C. Crawford (2117)
  1. D. Krejci (1970)
  2. C. Kunitz (1966)
  3. J. Schwartz (1883)
  4. O. Palat (1673)
  5. T. Oshie (1572)