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Report: Jakub Voracek bolts for Czech team in KHL

Sep 17, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

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Philly’s Jakub Voracek will be calling the KHL home during the lockout.

According to NHL.com contributor Bill Meltzer, the Flyers scoring winger will be signing on with HC Lev Praha in the Czech Republic. A Czech website also confirms Voracek’s destination with the Prague-based team.

Earlier in the day, Praha landed Calgary winger Jiri Hudler and they’ve also reportedly signed fellow new Flames teammate Roman Cervenka and St. Louis center Vladimir Sobotka. Cervenka played in the KHL the past two seasons with Avangard Omsk.

We’ve seen plenty of KHL defections already thanks to the lockout and at this rate there won’t be many players left to go around. After all, the KHL has a limit on the number of NHL players a team can bring aboard.

Voracek finished last season with the Flyers scoring a career-high 18 goals and finishing with 49 points.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Sep 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Stay healthy Jake.

  2. ducksk - Sep 17, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Nice to see you millionaires so ready to go play the game you love and take a spot from some poor kid in your 3rd world country that dreamt of being a pro. Like you did back then. How would you feel. Your like a reverse scab. Scum.

  3. malkinrulez - Sep 17, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Czech traitor

  4. phillyphan83 - Sep 17, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    someones gonna get hurt over there, please please please don’t let it be on of our guys!

  5. id4joey - Sep 18, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    It’s good to show the owners that there are alternatives. And stop whining about taking someone else’s job. After all, would you not take a promotion at work over somebody else?

  6. ducksk - Sep 18, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    To answer your question if I were a NHL’er, no I would not go take some other guys job…..how can you be pro NHLPA and support some scum taking another’s player job somewhere in the world who doesn’t have a union to protect him? Hypocrite.

  7. num1eaglesfanyo - Sep 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    @ducksk you’re a douche STFU

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