Prospect news: Jesper Eliasson’s latest loan isn’t ideal–it’s the Swedish version of the ECHL

Red Wings prospect Jesper Eliasson has moved from organization to organization 8 times over the past three seasons, and this morning, the 21-year-old goaltender has been loaned out to another team after not working out with Almtuna of the Swedish Allsvenskan.

According to’s Martin Jansson, Eliasson, who was reassigned to his SHL team, Farjestads BK, is now headed to play for Vasby IK of the Swedish HockeyEttan, a league lower than he’s been playing in.

That kind of sucks, because the Swedish hockey leagues go from SHL at the top (probably better than the AHL) to the Allsvenskan (AHL-ish level hockey) and then there’s a steep drop-off to the HockeyEttan, where semi-pro guys play.

The Red Wings have yet to sign Eliasson, so it’s going to be important that a goaltender who hasn’t been able to gain any traction as he’s bounced around do nothing less than dominate at a lesser league level than he’s been playing.

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