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Report: Edmonton Oilers to loan forward Gaetan Haas to Swiss league

It appears the Edmonton Oilers will be loaning forward Gaetan Haas to SC Bern of the Swiss hockey league.

A report from The Athletic’s Daniel Nugent-Bowman Tuesday said Haas will be kicking off his season in Switzerland which like many other European league, are getting closer to kicking off their 2020-21 seasons.

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Haas is the latest of many Oilers to be loaned overseas to kick off the season.

I’d imagine there’s a few other Oilers who will be heading overseas to start their years. I could see Joakim Nygard, for one, being a player that would start his year in the SHL. Maybe Oscar Klefbom given his roots?

There’s been talk that more bonafide NHL’ers would start their years too and be willing to play for only room and board rather than take a salary.

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