Brother of Tomas
Traded to Atlanta by Los Angeles with Donald Audette for Kelly Buchberger and Nelson Emerson, March 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), January 31, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to off-season shoulder surgery. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to various injuries. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), August 28, 2009.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp