Players leaving the NHL

Each year, we see nhlers leave north america to play in europe.

Here is a list of players who will not take part of he 2006-2007 season opener: – Aki Berg (Toronto) signs with TPS Turku in Finland

– Peter Sarno (AHL) signs with HC Fribourg-Gottéron in Switzerland

– Jan Hlavac (Switzerland) signs with HC Sparta Praha in the Czech Republic

– Craig Anderson (Chicago) signs with Lada Togliatti in Russia

– Chris Kelleher (AHL) signs with Linköpings HC in Sweden

– Lance Ward (AHL) signs with HV 71 in Sweden

– Niklas Sundström (Montreal) signs with Modo in Sweden

– Jason Marshall (Anaheim) signs with Kölner Haie in Germany

– Mariusz Czerkawski (Boston) signs with EV Zug in Switzerland

– Brandon Nolan (AHL) signs with Växjö Lakers in Sweden

– Travis Brigley (AHL) signs with Augsburger Panther in Germany

– Mikhail Yakubov (Chicago) signs with Severstal Cherepovets in Russia

– Sven Butenschön (AHL) signs with Adler Mannheim in Germany

– Eric Nickulas (AHL) signs with Hannover Scorpions in Germany

– Nathan Robinson (AHL) signs with Adler Mannheim in Germany

– Jozef Balej (AHL) signs with HC Fribourg-Gottéron

– Andy Chiodo (AHL) signs with Kärpät Oulu

– Cory Cross (Detroit) signs with Hamburg Freezers

– Mariusz Czerkawski (Boston) signs with Rapperswil-Jona Lakers

– Fedor Fedorov (New York R.) signs with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl

– Zenon Konopka (Anaheim) signs with Lada Togliatti

– Ahren Nittel (AHL) signs with HC Davos

– Pavel Vorobiev (Chicago) signs with Khimik Mytischy

Why do all these nhl and ahl players leave the nhl to play in europe?

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