Roman Cervenka C CGY 2 years ago

Roman Cervenka scored two goals in the Czech Republic's 5-3 win over Slovakia.

Tomas Plekanec and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist for the Czechs. Ales Hemsky netted his first marker of the tournament. Tomas Kaberle had two assists against Slovakia. They have advanced to the quarterfinals and will play against the United States next.

Roman Cervenka C CGY 3 years ago

With Roman Cervenka reportedly heading back to the KHL for the 2013-14 campaign, the experiment is over.

The Calgary Flames took a chance on Cervenka after he dominated in the KHL, but he was never able to adjust to playing in North America. That being said, his tenure with the Flames wasn't disastrous. In fact, with nine goals and 17 points in 39 games, he probably would have gotten another shot with the Flames or a different NHL team if that's what he wanted. At the same time, he highlights the risk associated with grabbing mid-20s European star that has no prior North American experience. Sometimes it works out, but drafting a player in a fantasy league with those credentials is a roll of the dice.

Roman Cervenka C CGY 3 years ago

Roman Cervenka has reportedly signed a three-year deal to return to the KHL with SKA St. Petersburg.

He had trouble adapting to the North American game with the Calgary Flames during the lockout-shortened season. He recorded only nine goals and eight assists in 39 matches.

Roman Cervenka C CGY 3 years ago

Flames forward Roman Cervenka suffered a grade-1 sprain of his medial-collateral ligament in Friday's season finale.

With the Flames not playing in the postseason Cervenka will have ample time to recover from a relatively minor knee ailment and should have no problem recovering in time for the start of training camp.

Roman Cervenka C CGY 3 years ago

Roman Cervenka netted two goals in Calgary's 4-3 loss to Nashville Tuesday night.

Cervenka has four points in his last three games. Chris Butler and Sven Baertschi, who is riding a six-game point streak, had two assists each in the contest. T.J. Brodie had the Flames' other goal in the loss.

Roman Cervenka C CGY 3 years ago

Roman Cervenka spent Wednesday's game in the press box.

At the age of 27, Cervenka has been trying to make the transition from European hockey to the NHL. It hasn't exactly been a smooth process, but don't forget about him. Cervenka might still breakout in 2013-14 after he has the shortened season under his belt.

Roman Cervenka C CGY 3 years ago

Roman Cervenka is now looking to build some momentum after scoring twice on Sunday.

Cervenka came into the NHL this season with the cache as one of the best players not in the NHL. But he struggled in the early going, sometimes being a healthy scratch and being forced to watch from the press box. But it is turning around for the 27-year-old as he is now on a line with countryman Jiri Hudler and Mikael Backlund. "Roman played a great game," coach Bob Hartley said of Sunday's performance. "We saw his skills. His skills are not a surprise to us. The way he started the game, the way he skated, I felt that Roman, Jiri Hudler and Mikael Backlund had a very good game for us." Cervenka has five goals and 10 points in 23 games but has the offensive upside to do a lot better, especially now that it looks like he has adapted to the NHL game.

Roman Cervenka C CGY 3 years ago

Roman Cervenka had his first two goal game in the Flames 3-2 win over St. Louis Sunday.

Cervenka has had trouble in his first NHL season and was a healthy scratch on Thursday night for the third time in five games before drawing back in the lineup. He certainly got out of Bob Hartley's doghouse Sunday with the pair of goals as he led the Flames offensively Sunday. He scored his first power play marker of his career and now has five goals and 10 points in 23 games but his minus-nine rating is still giving fantasy owners a reason not to put him in their lineup.

Roman Cervenka C CGY 3 years ago

Roman Cervenka was a healthy scratch for Calgary Thursday night.

He has been scratched for three of the team's past five games. In 21 contests with the Flames, Cervenka has three goals and eight points, as well as a minus-8 rating.

Roman Cervenka C CGY 3 years ago

Roman Cervenka is not in Calgary coach Bob Hartley's good books at the moment.

He didn't dress against Detroit Wednesday night and seems to have been completely marginalized after being touted as a big addition to the squad in the off season. Hartley had this to say about Cervenka's play, "Plain and simple, we were not happy about his performance in the last game and in the last while. It's not about who we play against. It's how you play." . It may be time to cut Cervenka as it does not appear his season can be saved.