Linus Omark have officially found a new home in the Swiss team EV Zug. He signed a 1 year deal which will see Omark return to Europe for 2012/13. The reason for signing a short-term deal is due to the imminent lockout and the fact he’s still determined to make it to the big league.
I’ve decided to return to Europe due to the lockout. It’s an especially bad timed lockout for me (personally), seeing I was injured for the majority of last season. Had this been one year ago, I might have been traded earlier - before I got hurt. Basically all I want is to play hockey but if this lockout turns out to be for just 2 months my situation will be even worse.
I want to play in the NHL and that’s it. But at this moment, all I can do is to have one heck of a season (in Switzerland) and hopefully that could open up for a return (to the NHL). (In Zug) I will be handed a good role that should suit me and that was important to me. If things turn out as I hope they will I’ll get a lot of ice-time and I’m really looking forward to that.
The Oilers will still hold his rights for another two seasons. I personally want to wish Omark all the best with his new team and hopefully he’ll be able to impress and make a return to the NHL for 2013/14.