Report: Roman Josi the First Nashville Predator Heading to Europe During NHL Lockout

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 12: Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators takes a shot against the Colorado Avalanche at the Bridgestone Arena on January 12, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

According to the Swiss team's website (spotted by Caroline), defenseman Roman Josi could be the first Nashville Predator to head overseas to find ice time during the NHL Lockout, as he returns to his old Swiss League team, SC Bern:

Both in 2011 and in this year Roman Josi spent much of the summer break in Bern and trained each with the SCB. Roman Josi on 26th September arrives in Bern. It is planned that at he 29th September will be used in the home game against HC Lugano first time.

--- SC Bern website, as translated by Google


Roman Josi

#59 / Defenseman / Nashville Predators

6-2

198

Jun 01, 1990



G A P +/- PIM
2011 - Roman Josi 5 11 16 +1 14

It looks like he'll be joining New York Islanders captain Mark Streit to make a pretty nifty blueline for Bern, which Josi helped lead to the top of the Swiss A league standings in 2009-2010. Incidentally, J.P. Dumont played for Bern last season, putting up 8 goals and 23 assists in 31 games.

How many other Nashville Predators will make the journey over to Europe to keep their game skills sharp this fall as the lockout continues? Stay tuned...

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