Craig Smith made the decision to come back to North America for training purposes, according to agent Kevin Magnuson.
Smith had four goals and eight points in eight games with KalPa Kuopio of the SM-liiga. "Although he was enjoying his experience, and doing quite well on the ice, he feels that skating and training in Madison is the best option for him to prepare for the upcoming season," Magnuson said. "The Kalpa team and management could not have been better and Craig is very appreciative for the opportunity to have the tremendous life experience that he did." Magnuson added that Smith isn't suffering from an injury.