Hockeysverige.se’s Robin Olausson reports that, per a report in Ornskoldsvik’s Allehanda, Wings restricted free agent forward Dmytro Timashov may end up playing for Modo Ornskoldsvik of the Swedish Allsvenskan. What follows is roughly translated from Swedish:
Rumored to be going to Djurgarden–now possible for Modo
A month ago, hockeysverige.se had information suggesting that Dmytro Timashov was in negotiations with Djurgarden to lay in the SHL.
Now, however, Ornskoldsvik’s Allehanda reports that, instead, the former World Junior Championship player is on his way to Modo.
“It’s clear that Dmytro Timashov is interested if he wants to come to us,” says sports director Fredrik Glader.
Dmytro Timashov broke through in Modo as a junior player, and came up and was able to play in three SHL games for the team after a strong season with their junior team.
Now the 23-year-old may be back on his way to O-vik. Ornskoldsvik’s Allehanda reports that Timashov may be loaned to Modo from his NHL team, the Detroit Red Wings.
“Yes, his name is up for discussion if we choose to borrow a player, he has a Modo connection, he should be passionate about Modo, and Dmytro is. But we have to be careful in terms of our recruitment, and we could build almost an entire team with the players that are over here [from the NHL], says Modo sports director [GM} Fredrik Glader to the newspaper, and he continues:
“We’re not in a hurry and it’s important that the player fits in with the group, but I can say that we’re interested in Dmytro Timashov.”
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According to information from hockeysverige.se a month ago, the NHL Swede was in negotiations with Djurgarden to start the season in the SHL. However, the two sides do not seem to have been able to come up with a solution, and now Timashov is instead possible for Modo.
The forward was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015, and played 3 seasons in the AHL before becoming an NHL player last season. He played 39 games for Toronto, but was put on waivers, and picked up by the Detroit Red Wings.
Now the former World Junior Championship star is relevant to start the season in the Allsvenskan. His contract with the Red Wings expired, but they still own his rights as he becomes a restricted free agent in October.
I’m not sure whether Modo can get a deal done to insure Timashov’s contract as he is a RFA, but if they can get the insurance worked out, I could easily see the Wings signing off on loaning Timashov, who’s been training in Stockholm with Djurgarden, to head to Modo to play hockey for a couple of months.
Also: Nicklas Lidstrom spoke with Aftonbladet’s Per Bjurman for about an hour–in Swedish–about the NHL’s Western and Eastern Conference Finals, as well as the Swedes who are starring in said playoff series (see: Victor Hedman).