CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames forward Roman Cervenka will be in attendance at training camp after being cleared to fly from Europe.
There had been concern that he would be unable to attend due to medical issues.
"I can tell you that after speaking with his agent today, his agent feels he's a whole lot closer than any of us had expected," Flames general manager Jay Feaster told CalgaryFlames.com. "Basically, where we are right now is he is able to travel and the doctors that have been taking care of him over in the Czech Republic are quite optimistic about how quickly he'll be able to start practicing.
"We expect him here for the opening of camp, whenever the opening day is, and he'll go through his physical exam at that time with our doctors. He'll bring with him all of the paper work he has from the treatment he has been receiving in the Czech Republic. Ultimately, our doctors will make a determination as to whether he's fully able to participate or whether he has limited participation."
The Flames signed Cervenka to a one-year, two-way deal on May 2, 2012 and believe he will be able to play a top-six role with the club. Prior to signing with Calgary, Cervenka spent two seasons in the KHL with Avangard Omsk. He recorded 54 goals and 100 points in 105 games with the club.