Could Brandon Pirri be on his way to Switzerland?


Unrestricted free agent forward Brandon Pirri may be on his way to Switzerland for next season, where he could join fellow former Rangers teammate Kevin Klein, according to reports.

From the Swiss Hockey News:

Only one day after the signing of defenseman Kevin Klein, another New York Ranger reportedly joins the ZSC Lions for the upcoming season. According to information from La Regione, the Lions have signed the 26-year-old forward Brandon Pirri. The confirmation of the club should follow soon.

Two years ago, Pirri scored 22 goals in 49 games with the Florida Panthers. Last season with the Rangers, he had eight goals and 18 points in 60 games on a one-year contract worth a $1.1 million cap hit.

Pirri had a decent start to the 2016-17 season, with four goals and six points in the first seven games, but couldn’t sustain that pace.

He became an unrestricted free agent after the Rangers did not extend him a qualifying offer last month.