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Petr Buzek

Petr Buzek  #8

Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: April 26, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Jihlava, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: DAL / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (63rd overall)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000) Missed entire 1995-96 due to injuries suffered in automobile accident, July, 1995. Claimed by Atlanta from Dallas in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to neck injury vs. Anaheim, October 17, 2000. Traded to Calgary by Atlanta with Atlanta's 6th round choice (Adam Pardy) in 2004 Entry Draft for Jeff Cowan and the rights to Kurtis Foster, December 18, 2001. Loaned to Sparta (CzRep) by Calgary, October 20, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Jihlava (CzRep), September, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Litvinov (CzRep), January 9, 2005.
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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