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The 22-year-old forward will join fellow NHL player Patrik Laine and practice with the Bears.

Mikko Rantanen to skate in Bern
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MTV Urheilu broke the news yesterday that the Finn is also set to join the Bears. Kari Jalonen now confirms the report to the Berner Zeitung: "It's a win-win situation. They are currently both stars of Finnish ice hockey and good guys." Mikko Rantanen will arrive in Bern tomorrow.

The 22-year-old forward is one of several RFAs who are not yet locked up for the 2019-20 season. He trained with TPS Turku and Storhamer IL thus far this summer. In 74 regular-season games for the Colorado Avalanche, Rantanen recorded 31 goals and 56 assists.

( 18 September 2019 | mso* )

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