The Boston Globe reports that Seidenberg is toying with the idea of returning to Germany to play this fall with his younger brother if the NHL suffers another lockout.
“It would be nice to play with him if it gets to that point,” Seidenberg told the Globe at Milan Lucic‘s celebrity softball game. “But for now, I haven’t really put enough thought into it to say what I’m going to do.”
The move would make sense for the veteran blueliner. Not only is Germany the home country of Seidenberg, but it would give him a chance to play with family. His brother, Yanick Seidenberg, plays for Mannheim, the club that the elder brother would be joining should the players be locked out.
Others, like goalie Tuukka Rask, haven’t set up any sort of contingency plans at this point.
“There’s going to be a lot players without a job [if there is a lockout],” he told the Globe. “A lot teams are going to be packed. I haven’t really given any thought to it. Maybe I’ll figure something out if that happens.”
Judging by what came of labor discussions on Thursday between the league and the players association, it sounds like Seidenberg might want to start ironing out the details of a return to Deutschland.