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Duchene ends run in Frolunda on high note, Switzerland next?

Dec 8, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT

Matt Duchene - Frolunda

It appears Matt Duchene‘s time in Sweden playing for Frolunda is at an end.

Duchene scored the game-winning goal for Frolunda in a 3-1 win over Linkopings in Swedish Elite League action and Uffe Bodin of HockeySverige.se reports he will be leaving the team to play in Switzerland.

Frolunda’s website quotes Duchene after today’s game, and beware of the Google translation ahead.

“A lovely finish. Now I’ll go somewhere else and play, but it will be tough to top the Gothenburg. Now we have a Christmas party, it will be nice.”

Gothenburg, of course,  is the city where Frolunda plays. Good to hear about the Christmas party though, stay away from the lutefisk.

While Duchene may have designs on playing in the Swiss National League, there’s always the chance the NHL and NHLPA can get things figured out and he can come right back to North America. We’ll see about that.

(Photo: Uffe Bodin via Twitter)

  1. antkowiak666 - Dec 9, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    “While Duchene may have designs on playing in the Swiss National League, there’s always the chance the NHL and NHLPA can get things figured out and he can come right back to North America. We’ll see about that.”
    DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH!!

    • kristian71 - Dec 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      Why would anyone in their right mind go play for the worst hockey team in switzerland. Ambri -piotta has a big fan base for a small town team (popl.1500)….but they always finish in bottom 3 in the nation.

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