5 years ago

Milan Michalek heard about the lockout ending while he was traveling on the bus with his Czech Extraliga team Ceske Budejovice.

He and Columbus forward Vaclav Prospal asked the driver to stop and the two of them got off to head back to North America. "My dad came to pick us up and we went back home," Michalek said. The Ottawa winger was productive in the Czech Republic with 13 goals and 24 points in 21 games.