Moller headed to Sweden (for now)?
There have been some reports out of Sweden that Oscar Moller has either signed or intends to sign with a team in the Swedish Elite League, and those reports appear to be true. A Kings source just confirmed that Moller has been talking to teams in Sweden — it’s not yet known whether he has actually signed a two-year contract yet — but there’s an important aspect of the story that hasn’t been reported (to my knowledge). Any contract Moller signed with a Swedish team would contain an “out” clause, allowing him to return to the NHL (and, presumably, to the Kings) per his choice. It’s been indicated to me that the Kings don’t mind the move, as it would allow Moller to play professionally and, perhaps, build some strength and experience against older players.
Moller, 22, was a second-round draft pick of the Kings in 2007. He has totaled 12 goals and 14 assists in 87 games over parts of the past three seasons with the Kings, while spending the rest of his time with Manchester of the AHL.