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Agent: Former Blackhawk Viktor Svedberg to join Flames on professional tryout contract

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The Swedish defenseman is heading to Canada.

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Swedish defenseman Viktor Svedberg will look for another shot in the NHL with the Calgary Flames on a professional tryout contract, his agent told Scott Powers of The Athletic on Friday.

Ronnie Rönnkvist of originally reported the deal.

Svedberg, 27, last played for the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2015-16 NHL season. He tallied two goals and two assists in four games in 27 games. Since then the 6-foot-8, 243-pound blueliner has suited up for the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL. Svedberg has recorded eight goals and 35 points in 124 AHL games the past two seasons for Rockford. He was also an alternate captain for the IceHogs this past season before he became an unrestricted free agent.

After playing four AHL games with the IceHogs the previous spring and six NHL preseason games, the Hawks signed Svedberg to a two-year contract in October 2013. Prior to joining the organization, he played for Frölunda in the Swedish Hockey League.

Svedberg joins another former Hawk in 32-year-old goaltender Jeff Glass to sign a tryout deal with the Flames this week.