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Marty Turco signs with EC Salzburg; has NHL out-clause

Sean Leahy
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When we last left former NHL goaltender and frequent NHL Network analyst Marty Turco, he had signed a short-term contract with EC Salzburg to play in the European Trophy Finals in December. Turco suited up for three games with Salzburg and later was a member of Team Canada in the Spengler Cup.

After a month off, Turco is back in the game after signing a deal with Salzburg for the remainder of the Erste Bank Hockey League (Austria) season.

From Salzburg's website (via a Google translation):

The EC Red Bull Salzburg is pleased to announce the signing of Marty Turco for the remainder of the season known. The 36-year-old former NHL goalie - even in the 2010/2011 season he started 29 times for the Chicago Blackhawks (for details see Statistics ) - had until mid-December 2011 caused a furor when he was with the Red Bulls, the Red Bulls Salute 2011 in Salzburg and Vienna and won it excelled in all three games with a great performance. After that, the Canadians have participated with Team Canada at the Spengler Cup in Davos (SUI) and was subsequently returned to America. Now, Marty Turco has decided to play with the Salzburg also the season in the Erste Bank Hockey League to an end. Marty Turco will arrive tomorrow afternoon in Salzburg and to complete Saturday, his first training session with the Red Bulls. His first assignment at the reigning champion in the Erste Bank Hockey League still depends on a number of formalities and is not expected next week. The Red Bulls have completed the third and final exchange transaction completed, what player in his place from the current squad is logged off, is still open.

According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Turco has an NHL out-clause in the deal that lasts until the trade deadline on Feb. 27.

If he posts decent numbers in Austria, would any NHL team decide to inquire about his services?

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