An article in the Swedish hockey news outlet hockeysverige.se (here) is reporting that Capitals forward Prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby may be returning to Sweden to play for his former team, Djurgarden in the Swedish Hockey League.
According to the report: Jonsson Fjällby has a clause in his contract that allows a return to Europe.
NoVa Caps reached out to the Bears this morning and it appears these reports are false, or at least, premature. According to a Bears spokesperson, “Axel is here for our team picture and practice today at Giant Center. At this time, there are no plans for Axel to return to Sweden.”
@OfficialBigTuna just needs a second of your time to help clear the air. @axelfjallby and the team just finished a team picture and now hit the ice for practice at Giant Center. #HBH pic.twitter.com/S0zkbJmvV0
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) October 9, 2018
“The ball is in Axel’s court,” said sports director Joakim Eriksson about Jonsson Fjällby’s status in a video clip on Djurgården’s website earlier today.
According to information for hockeysverige.se , the forward will now be ready for a return to the club.
Jonsson Fjällby has played two games for the Hershey Bears in AHL this season.
NoVa Caps reported back in August (here) that Jonsson-Fjallby was going to consider his options following Capitals training camp, and a return to Djurgarden was not out of the question.
The Bears depart for Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday, and will face the Griffins Friday night.
By Jon Sorensen