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Cory Schneider headed to Europe

Updated: November 28, 2012, 12:15 PM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine

Vancouver Canucks starting-goalie-to-be Cory Schneider has signed with Swiss hockey team HC Ambri Piotta, the team announced Wednesday.

Schneider told ESPN earlier this week that he was close to a deal to play in Switzerland, where he is qualified as a citizen. He had been holding out from playing in Europe in hopes of the NHL settling on a new collective bargaining agreement.

His contract with HC Ambri Piotta will run through December, a source told ESPN.

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