Originally written on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 11/19/14

17 days after we speculated Turris may have trouble attracting offers from European clubs...comes this news:

The good boys at hockeysverige.se report that #Sens Kyle Turris has signed with Kärpät Oulu of the Finnish league.

— Szymon Szemberg (@Sz1909_Szemberg) October 6, 2012

I know literally nothing about Kärpät Oulu but the Finnish league is a solid level of competition, and there are certainly lesser situations he could have settled for (sorry EHC Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams). A quick scan of the roster shows they have two locked out NHLers in Jussi Jokinen and Jason Demers on the team at present.

After being used sparingly in Phoenix, followed by a contract dispute which cost him games last year; the most important thing for Turris and his development is that he play minutes - the more the better. This would seem to be a good fit, hopefully he can get some time on the powerplay as well, something he hasn't done much of at the NHL level. No word on whether he'll be adjusting his goal total proclamation for the SM-Liga.

Also, Oulu's munipical coat of arms is superb.

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