Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg is the latest NHL player heading overseas during the lockout.
Zetterberg, 32, will join EV Zug in Switzerland, the Swede confirmed to the Detroit Free Press on Monday.
"I wanted to wait a little bit before I went and played (overseas)," Zetterberg told the Detroit Free Press… "… But in the last few weeks, the indication is it’s going to get tougher and tougher to get spots over there, especially with the contract I have and insurance costs."
The veteran forward wasn’t planning to go play anywhere during the lockout but had a change of heart once he received an offer from the Swiss club.
"I got an offer last Friday from Zug, looked into it a little bit, talked to a few players who played in Zug in Switzerland," Zetterberg told Helene St. James and Mike Brudenell. "They said it was a great place to be at and play some hockey. So we had to make a quick decision."
Zetterberg has an out clause in his contract with EV Zug. He will become the eighth Red Wing to sign overseas during the ongoing lockout.