KHL team Avangard Omsk has sold the rights to forward Roman Cervenka to Lev Prague, the Siberian team said Saturday.
Cervenka, 26, joined the Calgary Flames in May after Avangard lost to Dynamo Moscow 4-3 in the Gagarin Cup final series.
He moved to the Czech Republic for the NHL lockout and played four games for the Extraliga side Slavia Praha, scoring three goals and recording five assists.
Avangard tried to persuade Cervenka, who was the team’s top scorer during both seasons with the Siberians, to return to Omsk, but he decided against leaving his native country for personal reasons.
“Since our team could no longer count on Roman, the only reasonable solution for us was to sell the player’s rights to Lev Prague,” Avangard president Alexander Sterlyagov said in a website statement.
Avangard cancelled defenseman Martin Skoula’s contract on Thursday, who subsequently joined Lev.
This may lead to acquisition of new players, Sterlyagov suggested.
“Due to cancellation of Skoula’s contract and compensation for the rights to Cervenka, in the near future we expect to sign contracts with players who will strengthen Avangard,” he said.
“We’ve been conducting negotiations for a long time and soon we’ll tell the fans about the results.”
Avangard is tenth in the East with ten points and five losses in the last six games.
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