David Krejci always envisioned playing in his native country again some day. He just never thought the time would come while he's still in the midst of his prime. Krejci told CSNNE.com that he will return to the Czech Republic and play hockey there if the NHL is headed for a lengthy lockout -- something that seems more and more likely each day. "It will be nice, but not at this time. I always thought I'd go back [to Czech] to end my career. I never thought it would be when I was 26 [years old]," Krejci told CSNNE.com. "A few teams have already contacted me from the Czech Republic. I would definitely go there. I wouldn't go to any other countries. If they're going to say there's a lockout on Saturday, I'm not going to leave on Sunday or Monday. I haven't given any [Czech] teams my word yet. My first priority is here, but then I'll start making some decisions after that. There are so many things that go into picking a team."
David Krejci 'Would Definitely' Play in Czech Republic If NHL Experiences Lengthy Lockout
NESN | Sep 14