BOSTON (CBS) – If they don’t have enough drama to deal with concerning the players currently on their hockey team, Boston Bruins fans now have a bit of a Swedish soap opera to follow as well.

Though it was reported earlier in the week that the Bruins were close to a deal for Carl Soderberg, news broke on Thursday that the Swedish Federation would not release the forward to the NHL.

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But if the Swedish Federation won’t let him play in the NHL, the 27-year-old certainly isn’t going to be playing for them. Check out some of the Tweets coming from the place that brought us Ikea, ABBA and some pretty good meatballs:

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The Bruins will likely keep trying to get Soderberg; they could use the depth and any kind of spark the flashy forward could bring to their somewhat heavy-legged club. This season, for Linkoping HC in the Swedish Elite League, Soderberg finished second in the league in points, scoring 31 goals and adding 29 assists to go with a plus-18 rating. He also added a goal and an assist in six playoff games.

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The story is far from over, and there will probably be a few more developments over the weekend. But it still remains unclear if Soderberg will every make his way to the Boston Bruins, who have owned his rights since 2007.