Andrej Nestrasil, the Carolina forward that spent last year primarily in the AHL, has signed on to play with KHL club Neftekhimik, the league announced on Friday. Nestrasil, 26, made waves back in March while playing for the Charlotte Checkers, unloading on the ‘Canes organization in an interview with Czech news outlet Blesk. Nestrasil said he was “done here, 100 percent,” adding “I don’t way to stay here.” His frustration stemmed from the aftermath of a fractured vertebra, an injury that prematurely ended his ’15-16 campaign. He recovered in time to start last season, but only dressed 16 times — compared to 24 healthy scratches — before he was waived in early January.
Disgruntled ‘Canes forward Nestrasil signs in KHL
Pro Hockey Talk | Aug 5