Roman Polak Signs in Czech League, Will Play for Dallas if NHL Returns

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The Czech Native signs with HC Vitkovic for next season but will return to Dallas if NHL comes back.

On Monday, it was announced that Roman Polak, who is currently with the Dallas Stars, has agreed to sign with HC Vitkovic on a 3-year deal which will commence next season. He has agreed to report to the Dallas Stars for the NHL’s return to play.

This season, Polak finished with four assists and was a -6 in 41 games with the Stars. So far in his career, he has played 806 career games in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, and the Dallas Stars. He has 26 goals and 140 points in that span.

Dallas Stars reporter and a journalist at the Dallas Morning News, Matthew DeFranks, spoke to general manager Jim Nill about the deal and the potential that Polak might not come back to the team for phases 3 and 4 of the NHL return to play. Nill said: “We can’t make someone come back under their wishes.” 

He also added that he can’t force Polak to come back and play if and when the NHL resumes play. “If anyone wants to stay home, that is their decision.”

We are still in phase 2 of the NHL return to play and phase 3 is set to commence on July 10, which is less than a month away. Roman Polak’s agent Allen Walsh was asked to comment but declined to talk about his situation.

Credit to TSN for the quotes and here is the link to the article:

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