First it was Michael Frolik, then Michal Rozsival. Now, Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell is headed overseas to play during the lockout.
Tomorrow is the day I bring my skills over seas.#Austria
— Bryan Bickell (@bbicks29) October 3, 2012
Yep...the hockey hotbed that is Austria. Bickell will play for HC Znojmo.
Bickell is due to be an unrestricted free agent this coming summer. The 2012-13 campaign was supposed to be a big one for him. After a down season last year, he needed a good showing this season to up his value...either to the Blackhawks or potential suitors. Hopefully, he'll still get that chance.