Deryk Engelland Signs in Norway, Penguins’ Watch 3rd Man Leave


Engelland’s departure should come as no surprise after signing a deal to play in Europe.  Early in the day on Friday, the news broke that the Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman would be playing hockey for the Rosenborg Ishockeyklubb Elite in Norway.

Engelland is only one of Pittsburgh’s many players who, prior to the lockout, stated they would find ‘work’ elsewhere if a work stoppage came to pass.  He is now the third Penguin to migrate for a paycheck and the game of hockey, as Dustin Jeffrey and Evgeni Malkin led the way.

The Florida Panther’s Jack Skille also joined the team this past week.

I’ll stop counting now, but keep your eyes peeled over the next week for a similar post to this.  If I was a gamblin’ man, I’d bet my left ear that this number doubles by the 1st of November.

April 20, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland (5) is penalized for roughing against Philadelphia Flyers center Danny Briere (48) during the first period in game five of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE