As the NHL lockout drags on, another member of the Pittsburgh Penguins is packing his bags and heading for the professional leagues of Europe. This time, its defenseman Deryk Engelland, who will take his talents to the fjords of Norway this winter. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The Penguins' Deryk Engelland has signed with RIHK in the top league in Norway, according to that club.
The rugged defenseman will join Florida forward Jack Skille, who signed Thursday with RIHK, which stands for Rosenborg Ishockeyklubb Elite. It's in the Get-ligaen.
Engelland, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, he has played in most of the Penguins' games the last two years. He had said from the beginning that, if the lockout were to drag on, he would play elsewhere, according to the Post-Gazette. Engelland is the third Penguin to go to Europe for the lockout, following Evgeni Malkin — who will be playing in the KHL — and Dustin Jeffrey, who will play in Croatia.