Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg became the latest big-name NHL player to head overseas, agreeing over the weekend to join EV Zug in Switzerland.

"Yes, I'm going to play in Switzerland," Zetterberg said this morning, after a sharp, 90-minute practice session with about 15 fellow Wings players at the Troy Sports Center.

"I think, like I was saying before, I wanted to wait a little bit before I went and played (overseas). ... But in the last few weeks, the indication is it's going to get tougher and tougher to get spots over there, especially with the contract I have and insurance costs."

Zetterberg -- who turned 32 today -- said as late as last week that he wasn't eager to go anywhere. During the lockout in 2004-05, he played for his old club in Sweden. But that wasn't an option this time around, because he has $50 million left on his contract, requiring heavy insurance.