If Swedish elite club AIK Stockholm will provide the plane ticket and meal plan, Georges Laraque might play for free.
Swedish web site Aftonbladet is reporting that Laraque, who played in Sweden during the 2004 NHL lockout, would be open to a move back to Europe.
“I don’t care about money right now. I’d come over if they paid for my travel, meals and other accommodations. I don’t need a salary,” Laraque told the Swedish newspaper.
When contacted, a representative of AIK was surprised by Laraque’s admission, but admitted that the team would consider it.
He played with AIK in 2004-05 and had 16 points in 16 games. The Swedish Elite League calendar is similar to that of the NHL, meaning any deal would have to be completed by the weekend deadline. Laraque was released by the Canadiens last week.
Laraque will appear in studio on Tuesday evening with Bob McCown on Primetime Sports, show starts at 5:30 pm/ET.