Straka signed a one-year deal with HC Plzen of the Czech league on Tuesday. Straka was acquired by the Devils in November, but he never made it into their game-day lineup, instead spending the 2016-17 campaign in the minors. The 25-year-old's three NHL appearances came during the 2014-15 campaign while he played for the Flyers. In those outings, the winger did manage to tally a pair of assists and seemed like an up-and-coming player. A disappointing 2016-17 season with AHL Albany appears to have derailed Straka's career, so he'll look to reboot it overseas.
Straka was traded to the Devils on Saturday for a conditional seventh-round pick in either the 2017 or 2018 NHL Draft and he will report immediately to AHL Albany. Straka has played only three games at the highest level and those were all during the 2014-15 season. Perhaps a change of club will give the 2010 second-round draft pick the chance to break in with an NHL roster, but until that happens don't count on him for fantasy production.
Straka signed a one-year contract with the Flyers on Friday. Straka appeared in 64 games with AHL Lehigh Valley last season, tallying 37 points (19 goals, 18 assists) over that span. The 2010 second-round pick will compete for a bottom-six role with the Flyers in September's training camp, but will likely once again spend the majority of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors.
Petr Straka was sent to AHL Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
Petr Straka netted his first NHL point in his second career game Thursday, picking up the primary assist on Nick Schultz's game-winning goal against Winnipeg.
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