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Michal Sykora

Michal Sykora  #23

Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: July 5, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Pardubice, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: SJS / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (123rd overall)
WHL West First All-Star Team (1993) WC-A All-Star Team (1996) WC-A All-Star Team (2000) Traded to Chicago by San Jose with Chris Terreri and Ulf Dahlen for Ed Belfour, January 25, 1997. Traded to Tampa Bay by Chicago for Mark Fitzpatrick and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Chris Dyment) in 1999 Entry Draft, July 17, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 6, 2000.
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A piece of scar tissue breaks off, pinches the nerve, and every time you move your leg it's almost like having a root canal in your stomach and groin.

— Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss on his sports hernia surgery