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More NHL players head to Europe

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Posted: Sep 18, 2012 10:46 AM
Updated: Sep 18, 2012 10:46 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: geneva, new york, nhl, europe, labor, negotiation

GENEVA - New York Islanders captain Mark Streit and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Yannick Weber are returning home to play in Switzerland during the NHL lockout. Bern says it has signed Streit and Geneva-Servette says it recruited Weber.

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton is also expected in Switzerland this week after saying he would rejoin Davos.

The NHL formally locked out its players on Sunday after the collective bargaining agreement expired.

The 12-team Swiss top division began its season last week.

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