It would be safe to say that Tyler Seguin has found his groove while playing in Switzerland.
The 20-year-old Bruins prodigy has seven goals, three assists and is a plus-4 in his last four games for EHC Biel, and has 15 points overall in 11 games in the Swiss-A League. Seguin will be joined on Biel by Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane this weekend in Switzerland, and theyll form a potent 1-2 punch for the Swiss hockey team. But they wont be playing together that long: Seguin will be returning home to BostonToronto to visit his home and adopted cities during the first week of November as Biel gets a two-week break in their schedule.
Seguin also indicated to CSNNE.com the plan right now is to head right back to Switzerland by Nov. 15 for a game the next day.
Im just coming back for a week or so because we have no games from Nov. 4-15, said Seguin.
That could all be subject to change, of course, if the NHL and NHLPA get together for an agreement in the next few weeks
The Bs forward said things are going okay in Switzerland and that the fast-paced quality of European hockey is keeping him in ideal game condition should the NHL have a sudden start to the season.
The hockey part is good, said Seguin. The league has great speed and there more talented players than you might expect.
Of course being away from friends and family and removed from the comforts of home provide their own challenges for all of the players in Europe like Seguin, and the Bruins forward is like all of his NHL brethren hoping for a quick return to North American once the lockout is over.