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Senators ship Mika Zibanejad to Sweden

Updated: October 27, 2011, 5:13 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators sent first-round draft pick Mika Zibanejad back to Swedish club team Djurgardens on Wednesday rather than burn the first year of his entry-level contract.

Zibanejad appeared in nine games for the Senators this season, with one assist and a minus-3 rating. A 10th game with Ottawa would have meant the 18-year-old was sticking in the NHL.

The Stockholm native played his ninth and final game with the Senators on Tuesday night in Carolina.

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