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Video: Greening bids farewell to Denmark, thinks lockout’s about to end

Jan 3, 2013, 8:12 AM EDT

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It sounds like Ottawa Senators forward Colin Greening had a good time playing for Aalborg of the Danish league, but it’s over now.

After scoring 13 goals and 25 points in 17 games during his European stint, Greening took the unusual step of recording a video thank you message to the fans he was leaving behind. In it, he said that he felt like he had to go back because, in his opinion, we’re close to the start of the NHL season.

The NHL and NHLPA have been exchanging offers over the last several days. The fact that the union decided not to file a disclaimer of interest before the 11:59 p.m. ET Tuesday deadline can be taken as an indication of how important these latest talks are.

The two sides are expected to resume negotiations at 10 a.m. ET. Mediators will be present, as they have apparently been all week.

If you want to watch Colin Greening’s video farewell, you can do so below:

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