Center Wyatt Smith has been given permission to leave the Providence Bruins to sign with a team in the German Elite League, according to coach Rob Murray.
Smith, 33, was on a one-year, two-way contract that paid him $105,000 in the AHL. He has an opportunity to make more in Germany, Murray said.
The team he is expected to sign with isn't known.
Smith was signed as a free agent after Trent Whitfield blew out his left Achilles tendon in late August.
Smith had been a dependable AHL player for several years, but things did not work out in Providence. Smith was a team-worst minus-14 and had 2-7-9 totals in 30 games.
Smith's last game for the P-Bruins was on Tuesday night in Portland.