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Ehrhoff signs with DEL's Krefeld Penguins

Tuesday, 09.18.2012 / 9:51 AM / News

NHL.com

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has signed with the Krefeld Penguins of the Deutsch Eishockey Liga League in Germany.

Ehrhoff, 30, is in the second year of a 10-year, $40 million deal with the Sabres. He had five goals and 32 points during the 2011-12 season

The defenseman is expected to practice with the Penguins on Tuesday and could play Friday. Ehrhoff last played for Krefeld in 2003, helping the club win the German championship.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery