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Thornton to join Swiss team as early as this weekend

Monday, 09.17.2012 / 3:20 PM / News

NHL.com

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton will begin playing for HC Davos in the Swiss National League A as early as this weekend.

Thornton played for Davos during the 2004-05 work stoppage, compiling 54 points in 44 games. He met his wife in Davos and told Pierre Lebrun of ESPN.com that he has trained with Davos in the past when they are there visiting family.

Thornton said he is planning to fly to Switzerland later this week.

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game