Partic Hornqvist, Nashville's most journeyed player this lockout, is on the move again. Hornqvist, who started in the Swiss second division before spending time in the Swedish and Russians leagues, has returned to Switzerland just in time for a Spengler cup run with Fribourg. The Swiss team is currently tied for first in the Swiss National Hockey League alongside Geneve. Joining Hornqvist with Fribourg are forward Maxim Talbot and defenseman Bruno Gervais, both of the Philadelphia flyers.
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The Spengler cup is an annual hockey tournament in Davos Switzerland that takes place from December 26th – 31st. It features to groups of 6 teams.
Hornqvist's first game of the tournament will be against the KHL team of Salavat Yulaev UFA, a team that has not picked up any NHLers during the lockout but who is 4th in the KHL. Despite not gaining any players during the lockout, they do have Nikita Filatov, a Ottawa Senators prospect who is loaned to the team for developmental reasons. They are also the former club of Alexander Radulov.
Fribourg will then play HC Vitkovice, who are 8th in the Czech Extraliga (Czech Republic). This year's Vitkovice squad features defenseman Filip Kuba (FLO) and Roman Polak (STL)
Other notable players in the tournament are Marcel Goc and Dennis Seindenberg (Adler Mannhein), Joe Thorton and Rick Nash (HC Davos) and a long list of possible AHLers who can join Team Canada's roster. All of these teams could meet Frigour in the cross overs.
Fribourg plays Wednesday December 26th vs UFA and either Thursday or Friday depending on the result.