This is an interesting note from Rakapuckar’s Henrik Lehman regarding the futures of Elmer Soderblom and Theodor Niederbach, who are currently playing for Frolunda HC of the SHL, and what follows is roughly translated from Swedish:
Elmer Soderblom and Theodor Niederbach: The contracts expire after the season for the two Detroit draftees, and here is their situation:
Frolunda and the Detroit Red Wings have a fairly close relationship, thanks very much for the many players that the Red Wings have found to draft in Gothenburg.
[Frolunda GM Fredrik] Sjostrom and the Frolunda management would like to extend both Soderblom and Niederbach, but it depends quite a lot on what Detroit wants, and what the NHL team has plans for. No sense in telling you now–I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
There’s no indication that either Soderblom or Niederbach will play for another SHL team other than Frolunda in the near future; instead, it’s about when Detroit wants to bring them over, and unlike in Sweden, the decisions regarding the next season aren’t made for an eternity in advance [thereof]. That’s why Frolunda is sitting quite calmly here, trusting in their good relationship with the Red Wings.