Swiss club Lugano says it has reached an agreement to sign Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron during the NHL lockout.

Lugano says on its website that the 27-year-old Canadian will arrive in Switzerland "in the coming days" after private benefactors helped fund his contract.

Bergeron is a member of the "Triple Gold" club of players who have been on teams winning the Stanley Cup, with the Bruins in 2011, the Winter Olympics and the world championships.

At Lugano, he will join Anaheim Ducks defenceman Luca Sbisa, who has come home to play during the lockout.