Persson looking for a home

Swedish news outlet HockeySverige is reporting that Dennis Persson (2006, 24th overall) is looking for a new SEL team after Djurgardens announced plans to not bring the defenseman back in 2008-09. The 6'1, 187-pound Persson saw limited time in 21 games with Djurgardens before being loaned to Nykoping of second league, HockeyAllsvenskan. Persson, 19, has had a rough go since leaving Sweden's Vasteras program two years ago. The patient prospector may suggest that the Sabres throw the kid a life preserver and bolster his confidence with an entry deal, while the skeptics are ready to cut him loose and reap the second round compensatory pick for not being able to sign the former first rounder. With Persson's recent circumstances in mind, coupled with the fact that his size and skill are still being realized, and even the Sabres' developmental history with a guy like Henrik Tallinder (he played four European seasons before making his way over to North America), the thought that Sabres GM Darcy Regier will extend Persson's status as a Buffalo property past the June 1st signing deadline is a reasonable one.
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