He told Swedish newspaper Sportbladet that he would gladly play the rest of this season for second-tier club team AIK Stockholm as long as his travel and living expenses were paid for.
"I would play there for free," he told the newspaper, at least according to the online translation of the story. "I do not care about money right now."
Of course, Laraque probably said that assuming he would be getting the rest of his $1.5 million salary from the Habs while skating for Stockholm. But, thanks to The Gazette's Dave Stubbs via his twitter feed, we learn that in order for Laraque to play in another league while still under contract with the Canadiens he would have to a) get permission from the team and b) clear waivers.
Now, his no movement clause in his contract means the team is not allowed to place him on waivers, so Laraque would presumably have to lift that clause.
The bigger question here is that if the Canadiens loan Laraque to a European club, can they liberate his roster spot and clear the rest of his salary off the cap? The CBA clearly states that Laraque would indeed need to clear waivers, but I couldn't find any mention (in an admittedly quick browse of the voluminous document) of what happens to the player's salary in the event of a loan to a European club.
If I were to guess, I would think the Habs would get some cap relief, but only if AIK Stockholm pays Laraque's salary. I somehow doubt that would happen.
In any case, it seems to me Laraque was a bit disingenuous the other day when he said his banishment from Hab land would allow him to focus his efforts on his fundraising campaign with World Vision and the NHLPA (you can access the silent auction for that campaign here). Unless, of course, he feels he can do more in Sweden while also playing hockey.
UPDATE (3:30 p.m.) Stubbs reports at Habs Inside/Out that if Laraque clears waivers and plays in Sweden, Habs still on the hook for remainder of his salary but it would come off the cap and his roster spot would be cleared.