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Patrick Kane signs with Swiss team

Tuesday, 10.23.2012 / 2:41 PM / News

NHL.com

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks has signed with EHC Biel of Switzerland's National League A. The team announced the signing on Tuesday. The contract will run through the end of the Swiss season or until the NHL and NHLPA agree to a new collective bargaining agreement.

Kane will join EHC Biel on Sunday. Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin signed with EHC Biel on Sept. 20.

The 23-year-old Kane had 23 goals and 43 assists for the Blackhawks last season.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round