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Karel Pilar

Karel Pilar  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: December 23, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Prague, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: TOR / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (39th overall)
Missed remainder of 2002-03 season, the start of 2003-04 season and the majority of the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons after being diagnosed with a heart condition, January, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), August 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, August 8, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Chicago from Atlanta, September 27, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from Chicago, October 2, 2007.
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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