MONTREAL, QC. — In the second ‘departure’ of the week, defenseman Magnus Nygren has left the Hamilton Bulldogs to play for Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League. On Monday, forward Erik Nyström ended his professional tryout contract and headed to the KHL. The Nygren announcement was made on the Farjestad official website.
Nygren had been out of the Bulldogs lineup with a concussion but had been recently cleared to play by the medical staff.
Nygren is a 6-1″, 193 lb. defencemen and has been an asset to the Bulldogs’ power-play with a heavy shot from the point.Farjestad CEO Håkan Loob said that Nygren (nicknamed “Nygga”) will be on loan to his club for the remainder of the season. Loob added, “For us it’s obviously great to get the “Nygga” the line up again. We know what he can accomplish and right now we lack a lot of “Nyggas” qualities.”
“I am extremely pleased and inspired to come home and play again.” said Nygren.
Nygren will be returning to North America in February with the Farjestad club as they participate in the AHL All-Star festivities with a game against AHL all-stars. Farjestad will also play an exhibition game against the Toronto Marlies on Febraury 15, 2014.
Nygren signed a two year deal with the Canadiens in May and played 16 games with the Bulldogs this season tallying eight points. Nygren was selected in the fourth round, 113th overall by the Canadiens at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
On Twitter, Nygren tweeted that he was on the way to the airport. He thanked everyone for their comments and added “Soon, we’ll see all the wonderful FBK fans.”
På väg till flyget. Tack så jättemycket för alla kommentarer, det värmer! Snart ses vi alla underbara FBK-fans! 3 pinnar först ikväll! #hem
— Magnus Nygren (@Magnusnygrenn) November 27, 2013
Late Wednesday afternoon the Canadiens posted the following to their website:
Magnus Nygren to Färjestad
Wednesday, 27.11.2013 / 3:08 PM
Magnus Nygren, a defenseman with the Hamilton Bulldogs, has been assigned to Färjestad of the Swedish Hockey League on Wednesday.
In 16 games with the Bulldogs, the 23 year-old blueliner has compiled eight points, including seven assists.
The right-hander was drafted by the Canadiens in the fourth round, 113th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.