Tampa Bay Lightning D Brendan Mikkelson will play for Vasteras in Sweden
Defenseman Brendan Mikkelson is the fourth Tampa Bay Lightning player to head oversees for the duration of the NHL lockout. Mikkelson will play for Vasteras in Sweden's Allsvenskan league, one notch below that country's elite league.
Here is the link to Vasteras' announcement. It is in Swedish: http://www.vik.se/index.php/alag/nyheter/21-nyheter/2770-nhl-back-klar-foer-vik
Mikkelson, 25, had a goal and three points in 41 games last season for Tampa Bay after he was acquired in January from the Flames for center Blair Jones.
He joins defenseman Victor Hedman (Astana Barys in the KHL), forward Adam Hall (Ravensburg in Germany) and goaltender Anders Lindback (Ilves Tampere in Finland). Center Nate Thompson is playing for ECHL Alaska in his hometown of Anchorage.