Dec 24, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT
It appears Patrice Bergeron‘s time with HC Lugano is over.
The reigning Selke Trophy winner is reportedly set to leave the Swiss club after he’s done playing with Canada in the upcoming Spengler Cup tourney, NESN reports.
Bergeron, 27, joined Lugano in early October and has been one of the most successful lockout signings in the National League “A” — he’s racked up 11G-18A-29PTS in 21 games, second on the team in scoring (to Glen Metropolit, who’s had the benefit of playing in 12 more games.)
The Spengler Cup will be played in Switzerland (Davos, to be specific) and run from Dec. 26-31. Bergeron will suit up for a Canadian team stacked with locked-out NHLers including Matt Duchene, Jason Spezza, Tyler Seguin and Ryan Smyth.
Once Bergeron is done there, he’s expected to return to North America in anticipation of the NHL season (finally) starting.
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