Jason Pominville has signed a contract with Adler Mannheim of the German Elite League.
The Sabre captain will leave for Germany on Monday. "The timing is right for me and for them," Pominville said about playing for Mannheim. "I just want to play. We've been fortunate our skates at Northtown Center have been good. We've got a pretty good group of guys, but there's nothing like playing games and having organized, structured practices. That's basically why I decided to go now." Pominville will return if and when the NHL and the NHLPA strike a deal.