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Tyler Seguin Of Bruins Will Play In Switzerland During NHL Lockout

See you later, Tyler Seguin. The third-year Boston Bruins forward will be playing hockey for EHC Biel in Switzerland this season during the 2012 NHL Lockout. Seguin, 20, scored 29 goals and had 38 assists in 81 games last season.

March 11, 2012; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) brings the puck up ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE
March 11, 2012; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) brings the puck up ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Tyler Seguin, like so many of his peers, will be heading overseas to play hockey for EHC Biel in Switzerland during the NHL Lockout, according to a press release from the team. Seguin's deal will run through December 31, 2012 and he will report to the team this Saturday.

Seguin, 20, was drafted by the Boston Bruins with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Seguin saw limited action during his first season with the team, finishing with 11 goals and 11 assists in 74 games in 2011. Last season, Seguin took a big step forward, scoring 29 goals and registering 38 assists in 81 games.

The NHL Lockout officially began at 12:01 a.m. last Sunday after the collective bargaining agreement between the league and its players expired. The current labor strife is projected by many to take the entire 2012-13 season as a casualty.

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