National League

Andreas Athanasiou is currently practicing with HC Lugano in order to keep himself in shape. While the Bianconeri will not offer him a contract, other Swiss teams might be interested in acquiring him.

Photo: / Andreas Haas

"Switzerland is definitely an option, and I have already talked to some teams," the 23-year-old forward tells RSI. "Russia is also an option, and also the NHL." While he still hopes to come to terms with the Detroit Red Wings, he is now "concentrating on being ready and finding the rhythm of the game".

The restricted free agent joined HC Lugano last weekend and will practice with them for the time being. The 2012 fourth-round pick has appeared in a total of 106 NHL games for the Red Wings, scoring 28 goals and 16 assists.

Last Update: 09 October 2017, 07:14 PM | mso/jca