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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Nielsen headed to Finland

By Katie Strang

Islanders forward Frans Nielsen has agreed to terms with European club Rauma Lukko of the Finnish SM-liiga, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.

The Danish centerman will fly to Finland by week's end and join his new team. The 28-year-old, who inked a four-year, $11 million extension with the Islanders in February, is among a bevvy of NHL'ers headed overseas to play in Europe during the lockout.

Before joining the Islanders, Nielsen played five seasons in the Swedish Elite League, four with Malmo and one with Timra.