Former Wing Frans Nielsen has an opportunity to impress at the Olympic qualifiers

Former Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen may or may not still be looking for an NHL job. The native of Herning, Denmark could very well play for his hometown Herning Blue Fox of the Dansk Metal League, he could play for the Malmo Redhawks of the SHL for a second time, and he could pursue NHL employment if he wishes to do so…

But much is riding upon his participation in the Olympic qualifying round taking place presently in Oslo, as the Hockey News’s Steven Ellis notes:

Frans Nielsen, F, UFA (DEN)
Just last week, Nielsen was bought out by the Detroit Red Wings, a move many saw coming for a while. So while Nielsen technically isn’t an NHLer, he’s still looking for a deal for 2021-22. could use the Olympic qualifiers as his route back. His offensive has completely dried up in the past two years, recording just 15 points in 89 games, but his veteran experience and value as a depth play-maker might earn him one more shot.

Continued; I expect Nielsen to latch on in Europe this upcoming season.

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