Carl Soderberg’s arrival in Boston has been delayed. As TSN first reported, the Swedish federation has declined to issue Soderberg his transfer card, thereby preventing him from reporting to the NHL.
The Bruins have already signed Soderberg to a three-year contract. Soderberg has also negotiated his exit deal with Linkoping, his Swedish club.
The NHL is entering a five-day period to determine its next move, according to a source familiar with the situation. The NHL could go against the Swedes and stamp Soderberg’s transfer card. If that happens and the Swedish federation balks, the issue might have to be settled in an arbitration court.
Soderberg still wants to play for the Bruins.