The Tennessean reports that free agent forward Jan Hlavac signed a deal with Linkoping of the Swedish Elite League instead of returning to the Predators in 2008-09. The Predators did make a one-year offer to Hlavac, but the forward rejected it as he thought he deserved more after totaling 13 points in 18 games with Nashville after he he acquired in a deadline deal from Tampa Bay. "It was hard for us to understand," Hlavac's agent Ritchie Winter said. "Jan was prepared to take less money to come back than to sign (in Sweden). But the Predators never really got anywhere close to the kind of offer you'd expect for a player that's accomplished what he has. It's too bad because it really looked like he had good chemistry with the coaches and players there."
Jan Hlavac and Radek Bonk scored on consecutive shots in the second period and the Nashville Predators mastered the Blue Jackets again with a 2-0 win on Friday night. Nashville is 15-0-1 in its last 16 meetings with Columbus, matching the longest current points streak for one team against another. That's 31 of a possible 32 points head-to-head the past two seasons.
Jan Hlavac, making his debut after being acquired Tuesday in a trade with Tampa Bay, scored one of the Predators four goals in the 8-4 loss to the Sabres. Hlavac reached the 10-goal mark for the season.
The Tampa Bay Lightning sent LW Jan Hlavac to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday for a seventh-round pick. Hlavac had nine goals and 13 assists for Tampa Bay this season. Hlavac will join the team in Buffalo on Wednesday against the Sabres.
Lightning LW Jan Hlavac scored a goal and finished at plus-1 during Thursday's 5-3 win against the Flyers. Hlavac's eighth goal of the season midway through the second put Tampa Bay ahead for good, 3-2. It was his first goal since Jan. 12.
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