Mathieu Perreault to play in Finland

November 23, 2012

(John McDonnel/The Washington Post) Mathieu Perreault joins a growing list of Capitals seeking work overseas during the lockout.

Add another name to the list of Capitals who have sought work overseas during the NHL lockout.

Mathieu Perreault is close to finalizing a deal to play with HIFK Helsinki in Finland’s SM-liiga, his agent Paul Corbeil confirmed Friday. The 24-year-old Quebec native will travel to Finland next week, Corbeil wrote in an e-mail. 

Perreault is the eighth Capital to leave for Europe since the lockout began on Sept. 16.The others are Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, both with Dynamo Moscow in the KHL; Jason Chimera with HK Chomutov in the Czech Extraliga; Michal Neuvirth with Sparta Praha in the Czech Extraliga; Wojtek Wolski with KH Sanok in Poland; Marcus Johansson with BIK Karlskoga in Sweden; and Brooks Laich with the Kloten Flyers in Switzerland’s National League A. 

Check out the full list of where the Caps are during the lockout here

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