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Buffalo’s Sekera inks with KHL club

Sep 27, 2012, 10:32 AM EDT

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Another Buffalo Sabre found work in Europe on Thursday as various outlets reported defenseman Andrej Sekera has agreed to terms with KHL team Slovan Bratislava.

UPDATE: It’s now on the Bratislava website. Thanks Philip!

Slovan, based out of Slovakia, is a new entry in the Russian elite league after winning the Slovak Extraliga in 2011-12. The team features a number of ex-NHLers including Josef Boumedienne, Mario Bliznak, Peter Olvecky and, perhaps most famously, former Sabre Miroslav Satan.

The move represents a homecoming of sorts for Sekera. Prior to joining OHL Owen Sound in 2004, he represented HK Dukla Trencin of the Slovak league at both the junior and senior levels.

A solid puck-moving defenseman with some skill, Sekera has spent his entire six-year NHL career with the Sabres and, in 2011, signed a four-year, $11 million extension with the club.

(Which includes a $1.75 million signing bonus for this season, which he’ll be paid in full.)

Sekera’s best year in Buffalo came during the 2010-11 campaign, when he scored 3G-26A-29PTS and finished third on the team in average time on ice, with over 21 minutes per game.

  1. Philip - Sep 27, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    No need for crediting “various outlets” – the signing is up on HC Slovan’s site

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