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NHL Lockout 2012: Stars' Loui Eriksson Negotiating With Frölunda, According To Report

With the NHL lockout now in full swing, NHL stars have started to look overseas to find possible playing time in Europe. Three Swedish NHL players have reportedly been approached by Frölunda of the Swedish Elite League, including Dallas Stars forward Loui Eriksson. The team has also approached Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist as well as Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, according to the report.

All three players played for the club in the past before joining their respective NHL squads.

Eriksson put up 71 points for the Stars in the 2011-12 season, tallying 26 goals and 45 assists for the squad. He has been a member of the Stars since the 2006-07 season after playing for Frölunda from 2000 until 2005.

No movement has happened on either side regarding the lockout since it began, and preseason games have already been cancelled around the NHL. It looks very likely that a good chunk of the season, if not the entire season again, will be lost to the stoppage.

For more coverage of the Stars as well as further NHL lockout news and analysis, check out Defending Big D as well as this SB Nation Dallas StoryStream.

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