OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has loaned defenceman Mikael Wikstrand to Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.
“After further conversations with both the player and his representatives, it appears that playing hockey in North America is not a consideration for Mikael at any point in the immediate future,” said Senators general manager Bryan Murray. “In an effort to further monitor his development, we have agreed to loan Mikael to Färjestad for the remainder of the season. We will retain his North American rights and should he change his outlook on working towards playing in the National Hockey League, we will be open to discussing a potential return at an appropriate time in the future.”
Ottawa’s seventh-round selection in the 2012 NHL Draft (196th overall), Wikstrand’s loan to Färjestad is effective immediately.
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