It looks as if veteran two-way forward Fredrik Sjostrom will be spending the 2011-12 campaign playing in his native Sweden, reports the Toronto Sun.
Sjostrom, who has spent the last two season with the Maple Leafs, is expected to suit up for Farjestads of the Swedish Elite League this coming season.
According to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the Montreal Canadiens were the only NHL team to make a serious pitch for the 28-year-old left wing, but Sjostrom ultimately decided to play in Sweden, it appears.
The Canadiens have been looking for a depth forward to round out their bottom six.
In 489 career NHL regular-season games with Phoenix, the New York Rangers, Calgary and the Leafs, Sjostrom has collected 46 goals and 58 assists for 104 points, along with 190 penalty minutes.
Sjostrom was originally drafted 11th overall by the Coyotes in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.