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  • Pontus Aberg: Signs with Swedish club

    Aberg has signed a contract with Timra IK of the SHL, Murray Pam of reports.

    Aberg evidently wasn't happy with his role in the Senators' organization, so he had his contract with Ottawa terminated Sunday before signing a contract with Timra IK in his native Sweden on Tuesday. The 28-year-old winger could remain overseas for the remainder of his career.

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  • Pontus Aberg: Put on unconditional waivers

    Aberg was put on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract Sunday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

    Aberg plans on signing with a European team after his contract with the Senators is officially terminated. The 28-year-old forward may spend the rest of his playing career overseas. If that ends up being the case, he'll finish his NHL playing days having totaled 17 goals and 44 points in 132 career appearances.

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  • Senators' Pontus Aberg: Hits waivers

    Ottawa placed Aberg on waivers Sunday, CBS Sports reports.

    Aberg spent last season in the KHL before joining the Senators this offseason, tallying 23 points in 49 games. He last appeared in the NHL during the 2019-20 season, registering one assist in five appearances with the Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old winger could split time between the AHL and NHL levels this season.

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  • Senators' Pontus Aberg: Back from Europe

    Aberg agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way deal with Ottawa on Thursday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

    Despite Pittsburgh owning his rights, Aberg signed with KHL club Chelyabinsk for the 2020-21 campaign. It appears that move was the right one, as the winger racked up 10 goals and 13 helpers in 49 appearances and will now be making his way back to North America. While it's a two-way deal for Aberg, he should at least get the opportunity to make the Opening Night roster in training camp.

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  • Penguins' Pontus Aberg: Acquired via trade

    Aberg was brought in by the Penguins from the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, in addition to Kasperi Kapanen and Jesper Lindgren, in exchange for Evan Rodrigues, David Warsofsky, Filip Hallander and a 2020 first-round draft selection.

    Aberg agreed to terms with KHL club Traktor Chelyabinsk in July of 2020, though the agreement could include an NHL out clause that would allow the winger to rejoin the team ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. The Swede will need a new contract if he is going to play for Pittsburgh next year, as he is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason. At a minimum, the Pens figure to hand Aberg a qualifying offer to retain his rights.

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  • Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Signs with Russian club

    Aberg agreed to terms on a one-year deal with KHL team Traktor Chelyabinsk on Monday.

    Aberg put up solid numbers in the minors with 20 goals and 24 helpers in 55 appearances but was only able to crack the Leafs' lineup five times this season. Despite Aberg signing overseas, the club will likely give him a qualifying offer this offseason in order to retain his rights.

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  • Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Headed for AHL

    The Maple Leafs sent Aberg back to AHL Toronto on Friday.

    Aberg drew into two games for the Leafs during his brief stint with the team but averaged just 6:41 of ice time between them and compiled only a pair of shots and a hit. The fringe winger will rejoin his AHL mates and await his next opportunity at the top level.

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  • Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Recalled by Leafs

    The Maple Leafs recalled Aberg from AHL Toronto on Monday, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.

    The 26-year-old Aberg continues to dominate the AHL ranks, as he's racked up 38 points over 43 games -- the best on the team. With the flu bug making its rounds in the locker room, Aberg will add necessary depth ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Coyotes.

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  • Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Heads back to minors

    The Maple Leafs reassigned Aberg to AHL Toronto on Sunday.

    Aberg played three games with the big club and even earned time on the top line with Auston Matthews, but he managed just one assist and two shots on net. The 26-year-old will return to the minors, where he has accrued 24 points in 22 games.

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  • Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Summoned to The Show

    The Maple Leafs promoted Aberg from AHL Toronto on Friday.

    Toronto placed Andreas Johnsson (leg) on long-term injured reserve in a corresponding move, so Aberg is likely in for an extended stay with the parent club. The 26-year-old winger has racked up 10 goals and 24 points in 22 minor-league appearances this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Waived for assignment

    The Maple Leafs waived Aberg for the purpose of reassignment to AHL Toronto on Saturday, Mike Zeisberger of reports.

    Aberg played for four different teams over the last two years, so it wouldn't be surprising if another squad scooped him off waivers. He had respectable success last year, totaling 13 goals and 25 points -- seven on the power play -- in 59 NHL games. Aberg has the potential to be the "next man up" if the Leafs run into the injury bug.

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  • Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Returning Wednesday

    Aberg (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for the Leafs' preseason clash with Ottawa on Wednesday, Mark Masters of reports.

    Aberg -- and the rest of his training camp group -- will watch from the press box Tuesday before taking the ice for Wednesday's matchup with the Senators. After signing with the Leafs during the offseason, the winger is far from guaranteed a roster spot for Opening Night and could find himself on the waiver wire if he doesn't perform during training camp.

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  • Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Lands one-year contract

    Aberg (undisclosed) penned a one-year, $700,000 deal with Toronto on Wednesday.

    Aberg was a flop for Minnesota last season, as he managed just six points in 22 outings and missed the final five games of the year due to injury. As such, it didn't come as a shock to see the Wild opt to let the winger hit free agency, rather than issue him a qualifying offer. Toronto will be the fifth organization the 25-year-old finds himself playing for since breaking into the league during the 2016-17 campaign. If Aberg can't find his grove will the Leafs, it may be his last opportunity to cement himself as an NHL player.

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  • Wild's Pontus Aberg: Not qualified by Wild

    Aberg (undisclosed) did not receive a qualifying offer from the Wild on Tuesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.

    Aberg would occasionally sit as a healthy scratch last season, but he found his way into the lineup more often than not and ultimately posted 25 points in 59 games between the Ducks and Wild. Only six of those points came in 22 appearances with Minnesota, however, and the Wild didn't see enough from the Swede to justify keeping him in the organization's plans moving forward.

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  • Wild's Pontus Aberg: Late scratch Saturday

    Aberg (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Stars, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    Aberg was a healthy scratch in the last four games, but coach Bruce Boudreau said Aberg would play in this contest so his absence is likely injury-related. The 25-year-old will finish this season with 25 points over 59 games between the Ducks and Wild.

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  • Wild's Pontus Aberg: Non-existent Saturday

    Aberg logged 13:24 of ice time and was a minus-1 in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Carolina.

    Since coming over from Anaheim on Jan. 17, Aberg has produced just six points in 21 games. The 25-year-old has even seen an average of 2:01 of power-play time for the Wild, but has only produced three power-play points. With just 25 points in 58 games, it's safe to leave Aberg on waivers for the rest of the season.

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  • Wild's Pontus Aberg: Struggles continue

    Aberg logged 12:42 of ice time and fired three shots on net in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Nashville.

    The 25-year-old has been terrible since returning from illness, as he's been held pointless in his last seven games. Following a tough display, Aberg is now stagnated at 22 points in 49 games this campaign. One positive could be that Aberg received 1:49 of power-play ice time Sunday, which could lead to more scoring opportunities going forward.

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  • Wild's Pontus Aberg: Fires one shot on net

    Aberg (illness) logged 14:25 of ice time and fired a shot on goal in Tuesday's win over the Jets.

    Aberg got sick during Sunday's game versus the Blues and didn't return, but he was able to shake that issue before this matchup. Despite linemates Ryan Donato and Joel Eriksson Ek combining for three points, Aberg extended his pointless streak to six games.

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  • Wild's Pontus Aberg: Expected to play

    Aberg (illness) is in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against the Jets,'s Scott Billeck reports.

    Aberg exited Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blues due to an illness, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The 25-year-old Swede is expected to return to a bottom-six role Tuesday, skating with Ryan Donato and Joel Eriksson Ek on Minnesota's third line, but he should also see time on the man advantage as a member of the Wild's top power-play unit.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 194 lbs
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Age: 28
Experience: 5
Shoots: Right