Unhappy In Colorado?

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 11:  T.J. Hensick #7 of the Colorado Avalanche shoots the puck during a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on November 11, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

Over the weekend, reports in the Swedish media suggested that Colorado Avalanche prospect T.J. Hensick might not be willing to sit in their AHL system indefinitely, and might be interested in playing in the Swedish Elite League.

 

Hensick was an NHL regular in 2008-09 for the Avalanche, putting up 21 points in 61 games for the team.  This season saw him relegated to the AHL, where he spent the majority of the season, leading Lake Erie in scoring with 70 points in 58 games.  Despite that strong performance, he was frequently passed over for recall, as the Avalanche deemed other players as more suitable to their NHL needs.

 

Henssick is a restricted free agent this summer.