Found October 04, 2011 on PredsOnTheGlass:
There has been speculation for several weeks as to whether Mattias Ekholm would spend the season in North America or return to his team in Sweden as he is allowed to do in his contract if he does not make the Predators roster.Thanks to Seth Lake for the link to an article from Sweden that includes news from Ekholm's agent, Pontus Noren that he did not make the Predators opening day roster. There is no indication whether he will report to Milwaukee, which the Predators would prefer, or play in Europe. If he returns to Europe, there is little chance that he would return this season.We hope to receive official clarification of the situation from the Predators in the near future. Make the jump for a very broken Google Translate version of the article...Nashville turned down EkholmMattias Ekholm may be heading home to Bryn again. Data came late last night said that 21-year-old does not take place among seven hills in the Nashville Predators NHL team. - That is correct, says agent Ekh...
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