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Tim Heed Signs with HC Lugano

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Tim Heed might be joining Joe Thornton…but not in San Jose.

Earlier today, HC Lugano of Switzerland’s National League announced the signing of pending UFA Heed.

Thornton, of course, has been practicing with HC Davos, amidst rumors that he’s going to suit up for them.

So does that spell the end of Heed’s time with the San Jose Sharks? Not so fast.

According to the HC Lugano press release (and Google Translate), Heed’s contract is “valid only to mid-November,” which appears to make him a candidate for a return to the Sharks or the NHL.

An e-mail to Heed’s agent was not returned.

The 29-year-old Swedish defenseman will join Lugano on September 1st. Heed has been in and out of the line-up for the San Jose Sharks over the last four years, scoring 29 points in 105 games.

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