NHL lockout: Blackhawks' Viktor Stalberg signs with Swedish team Frölunda

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Viktor Stalberg is the third Blackhawk to officially sign with an overseas hockey team.

Chicago Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg will head overseas and join Frölunda, a Swedish elite league team, during the NHL's lockout, the Swede announced via his Twitter on Thursday.

Stalberg joins fellow Blackhawks Michael Frolik and Bryan Bickell overseas, as players from across the league look to join up in foreign leagues during the lockout. Frolik joinedthe Czech Extraliga League's Chomutov, while Bickell chose the Austrian Hockey League's Orlo Znojmo.

Stalberg had been working with the Swedish team for several weeks, according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Frölunda is Stalberg's hometown team.

In 79 games played for the Blackhawks in the 2011-12 season, Stalberg scored 22 goals and had 21 assists while registering a plus-6 +/- on the year. His strong '11-'12 season followed his 2010-'11 debut with the Blackhawks, where he registered both 12 goals and 12 assists in 77 contests.

Stalberg made his NHL debut in 2009 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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