Former Philadelphia Flyers forward Patrick Thoresen signed a one-year contract with Swiss hockey club Lugano.
Thoresen told Norwegian news agency NTB he is looking forward to a year in Switzerland, but plans to return to the NHL after that.
''I want to return to the NHL, I'm not denying that. That is where I want to play,'' the 24-year-old Norwegian said.
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No surprise here, as Thoresen was rumored to be headed back overseas as recently as last week. His loss won't matter much to the Flyers, as Thoreson was merely a fourth-line forward on a deep team.