Martin Havlat has returned to the San Jose area after spending the summer and autumn in his native Czech Republic.
Havlat became a proud father in early July to a baby girl and then he and his family headed back to his homeland, finally returning as his daughter needed her first shots. Havlat is somewhat hopeful that the lockout will end soon. "In [1994-95] they started in January, so we have, let's say a month and a half left until we know what's going to happen. I believe still that we're going to play," Havlat said. "I believe in what we're doing and what we stand for, and I believe in Don Fehr."