With some of the players are staying on Long Island during the lockout to be with their families, one of those guys is leaving on a jet plane.
It seems that Michael Grabner is leaving for his home in Austria to play for his home town team. The following is a tweet from him.
EC VSV is the team in Villach, Austria where he is from. The following is a translated piece from their web site:
After the announcement of the obligation of NHL star Michael Grabner, the euphoria in the Draustadt knew no more boundaries! The return of Michael Grabner to the EC VSV is the subject of number 1 in Villach! The most successful sport export comes again home – and everyone wants to be there! At the morning, the telephones in the VSV office ran be named! Everyone wants to use this unique chance and want to view the Villacher NHL export on the legs!
Although many of the folks that were witnessing the workouts by the players at various rinks on Long Island, it is good for him to get some game situations in, should the lockout last less than predicted.
Good luck @grabs40. Keep tweeting us and let us know how you are doing.