- © RIA Novosti. Grigory Sysoev
© RIA Novosti. Grigory Sysoev
MOSCOW, November 12 (R-Sport) - Calgary Flames forward Roman Cervenka has recovered from back injury and is ready to make his debut for his lockout team Lev Prague, the Czech team announced Monday.
Lev bought the KHL rights to Cervenka from Avangard Omsk in late September after the lockout became official, but he remained in the Czech league for a while and picked up an injury last month.
Cervenka, 26, is expected to debut on Wednesday when Lev plays next match at Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod.
“He recovered his back injury, joined coach Sykora’s team and will fly to Novgorod tomorrow,” Lev said in a website statement.
Cervenka was the KHL's top goalscorer in the 2010-2011 season with Avangard.
Long regarded as one of the best players outside the NHL, he signed with Calgary in May.
Lev is 10th in the Western Conference with nine wins in 23 games and signed new coach Vaclav Sykora last week.