Found September 21, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Via RedWingsFeed, Finnish talboid Iltahleti is reporting that Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula is flying back to Finland from the U.S., and Ilitahleti states that Filppula will begin practicing with Jokerit Helsinki of the SM-Liiga on Saturday and Sunday. He'll presumably sign a contract with the team in short order. Also: Aftonbladet and Expressen are reporting that the Swedish Eliteserien's been sued by an organization of agents called the Competition Authority, and while the Eliteserien is expected to keep things tied up in court for a while, an arbitrator has ruled in favor of a measure designed to end the Eliteserien's banning of its teams from signing NHL'ers to short-term contracts. This could mean that Jonathan Ericsson may sign with AIK Skelleftea over the next week or two.

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Red Wings fined $250,000 for lockout comments

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Finnish websites reporting that Red Wings’ Valtteri Filppula will sign with Jokerit Helsinki

According to Iltahleti, Helsingin Sanomat and Ilta Sanomat (which broke the news), Valtteri Filppula has been practicing with Jokerit Helsinki since this past weekend, and he'll sign a contract with them shortly.

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