PLAYOFFS: Making the ninth postseason appearance of his career…Has produced 31 points (14-17=31) in his last 36 playoff games.
2013-14 GAME NOTES: His 12 goals scored were the most since joining San Jose and his most in a single season since 2010-11…Recorded a natural hat trick and had an assist on Apr. 11 vs. COL…Recorded two assists on March 27 vs. Winnipeg…Tallied the game-winner on March 25 at Edmonton…Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist on March 14 at NY Islanders…Notched a goal on March 11 vs. Toronto…Scored a goal on March 4 vs. Carolina…Recorded a goal and an assist on Feb. 5 vs. Dallas…Tallied a goal and an assist on Dec. 17 at St. Louis…Scored his second goal of the season on Nov. 30 vs. Anaheim…Recorded his first goal and assist of the season on Nov. 5 vs. Buffalo…Made his season debut on Oct. 30 at Los Angeles.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2001)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2011)
Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (CzRep), September 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), November 10, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), January 31, 2005. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to shoulder injury vs. Montreal, November 29, 2005. Traded to Chicago by Ottawa with Bryan Smolinski for Tom Preissing, Josh Hennessy, Michal Barinka and Chicago's 2nd round choice (Patrick Wiercioch) in 2008 Entry Draft, July 10, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder (October 4, 2007 at Minnesota) and groin (December 22, 2007 at Ottawa) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2009. Traded to San Jose by Minnesota for Dany Heatley, July 3, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to lower-body injury vs. Edmonton, December 17, 2011.