Jonas Andersson scored 6 goals for Sweden at the World Championships, but can he help boost the Nashville Predators as well?
Sweden's Expressen newspaper (as translated by Google) reports that Jonas Andersson, having been cut by the KHL's Dynamo Moscow, is close to signing with the Predators and returning to North America. He was originally drafted in the 2nd round by the Predators (33rd overall) back in 1999, and played 5 games for the Preds in the 2001-2 season. He also played 174 games with the Milwaukee Admirals around that time, before playing six seasons in Sweden and Finland, then joining the KHL for 2009-10.
Now Andersson is on its way back to the Nashville Predators. "He of course is aiming to return to the NHL, that's what we're working on now," says Lars Cederström agent.
Will it be when the Nashville Predators? - "It is a good team to enter in. It is the same coach who left when he was there last, so he knows how everything works. I hope this resolves itself soon," says Cederström.
The Preds have Andersson's profile under their Prospects Roster, and I imagine a guy with 7 goals and 13 assists in 30 KHL games will need to prove himself in Milwaukee before getting a ticket back into the NHL.
He did, however, score 6 times in 9 games as Sweden's leading goal-scorer in the World Championships last month.
Here's a quick look at some of Andersson's work...