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01-30-2010, 05:57 PM
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Flyers sign Lukas Krajicek after clearing unconditional waivers from Tampa

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philabright: TSN is reporting that the Flyers have picked up D-Lukas Krajicek off waivers via Tampa Bay. Nothing official has been announced.

Krajicek is a sixth/seventh defenseman, with a bit of puck moving ability. Guess it's good they didn't have to trade a pick to get another third pair type

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/frequentflyers/

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Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has said for weeks that he has been looking for a depth defenseman to round out his team.

On Friday, he found one – at least for the time being.

A team source has confirmed to the Daily News that the Flyers have signed Lukas Krajicek, who played with Tampa Bay this season, to a contract.

Krajicek, an unrestricted free agent, landed in Philly in interesting fashion.

He was originally placed on waivers by the Lightning on Dec. 11. He cleared waivers on Dec. 12 and was sent to Norfolk (AHL).

From there, Krajicek played in 15 games with the Admirals. This week, he decided to leave Norfolk – his last game was Jan. 24 in Lowell – which gave the Lightning the ability to put him on unconditional waivers.

Once he cleared unconditional waivers, the Lightning were able to terminate his contract – making him an unrestricted free agent. The move relieved Tampa Bay of paying any team half of his $1.475 million contract if he was claimed on re-entry waivers.

Krajicek was due to become an unrestricted free agent this summer anyways.

Krajicek, 26, was in Philadelphia on Saturday for the Flyers’ game but did not play. He did, however, accompany the team on their charter flight to Calgary on Saturday night.


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If this true, I kinda saw this coming

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Wasn't Krajicek reported MIA and noone at all knew where he was?

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Better than OKT?

I don't know too much about this cat.

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Wasn't Krajicek reported MIA and noone at all knew where he was?
Sounds like he was in the AHL and was waived outright with intentions of sending him to Europe

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Not a bad pick-up if true . . . doesn't he shoot right?

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Better than OKT?

I don't know too much about this cat.
If he's at where he was a year or so ago, he's an upgrade on OKT. He's nothing spectacular, but capable of moving the puck. I believe it's a recall move, too, so his cap hit will be next to nothing.

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Better than OKT?

I don't know too much about this cat.
3rd pairing guy, tall, kinda lanky (6'2", 195 lbs.). Can skate very well, but he doesn't put up enough points to be an offensive defenseman. He can pass well. Not physical at all. Basically, if Luca Sbisa turned out to be a bust, he'd be Lukas Krajicek.

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Not a bad pick-up if true . . . doesn't he shoot right?
Nope, lefty shot. Good size, former 1st rounder.

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His agent is Petr Svoboda.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/jan...rts-lightning/

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Lightning D Lukas Krajicek, who was sent down to Norfolk of the American Hockey League last month, was placed on unconditional waivers Friday. If Krajicek is not claimed, the remainder of his contract could be terminated, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Krajicek, who signed a one-year contract for $1.5 million during the summer, left the team Wednesday without explanation, and if he doesn't report back that is grounds for termination of his deal.

The 26-year-old former first-round pick could finish the season in Europe or Russia, but he also would be free to sign with another NHL team.

Lightning general manager Brian Lawton did not comment on the situation, and Krajicek's agent, former Tampa Bay D Petr Svoboda, did not return a message seeking comment.

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He's an upgrade on OKT at this point. Better skater, better passer. Nothing special, but I'm happier with him back there than OKT.

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He's on the Flyers stats page:

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/stats.htm

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Sounds like he was in the AHL and was waived outright with intentions of sending him to Europe
Yeah, I know, but there was a thread on the main board saying he went with Norfold on a road trip, checked in at the hotel, but come morning skate he was just gone. No one knew where or why.
Guess he's been found at least.

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Krajicek I remember as someone who I wanted the Flyers to draft in 2001. I wanted them to get either him or Gleason, they ended up width Jeff Woywitka after trading down

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I guess I'm the only person who thinks he might go into the line up over Bartulis (well, me and Wolfy I guess), I think he's been bad the last few personally. Also Krajicek is the same kind of player as Bartulis so it would be more of a straight switch in that case.

Either way it's not a move I disagree with, if he works - great, if not dump him back on waivers and move on.

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Not a bad pick-up if true . . . doesn't he shoot right?
He shoots left

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If he's at where he was a year or so ago, he's an upgrade on OKT. He's nothing spectacular, but capable of moving the puck. I believe it's a recall move, too, so his cap hit will be next to nothing.
Not recall waivers.

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I guess I'm the only person who thinks he might go into the line up over Bartulis (well, me and Wolfy I guess), I think he's been bad the last few personally. Also Krajicek is the same kind of player as Bartulis so it would be more of a straight switch in that case.

Either way it's not a move I disagree with, if he works - great, if not dump him back on waivers and move on.
I think it's a depth move until they find someone else. If you want to play in June, you should have at least 8 defensemen who you trust.


They don't have much to trade, so I'm sure some of us saw a waiver pickup coming.

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He shoots left



Not recall waivers.



I think it's a depth move until they find someone else. If you want to play in June, you should have at least 8 defensemen who you trust.


They don't have much to trade, so I'm sure some of us saw a waiver pickup coming.
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Correction -- Krajicek was already placed on waivers. It is believed he passed through and was released, making him a UFA signing.

From my understanding, if he went unclaimed and refused to report to Tampa, he'd be a UFA, so it wouldn;t be a waivers claim.

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I think it's a depth move until they find someone else. If you want to play in June, you should have at least 8 defensemen who you trust.


They don't have much to trade, so I'm sure some of us saw a waiver pickup coming.
Potentially but you can use Krajicek now and get Bartulis games with the Phantoms without him passing through waivers (I believe). Keeps both players playing that way.

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My only question is what's his cap hit?

Edit: According to capgeek, his hit was 1.45 mil this year with Tampa. But since he cleared waivers and became a UFA, does that mean he signed a new contract with the Flyers? I pray to god they gave him no more than half of what he made in Tampa.

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Correction -- Krajicek was already placed on waivers. It is believed he passed through and was released, making him a UFA signing.

From my understanding, if he went unclaimed and refused to report to Tampa, he'd be a UFA, so it wouldn;t be a waivers claim.
So we signed him?

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Tampa Tribune blog from earlier today:

http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sports/related/C189/
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The contract of defenseman Lukas Krajicek has officially been terminated by the Lightning, which makes Krajicek an immediate unrestricted free agent and eligible to sign with any team, whether it’s in the NHL or in Europe/Russia.

Krajicek, who was signed to a one-year deal worth $1.475 million on July 2, cleared regular waivers in December and was assigned to Norfolk of the American Hockey League just before Christmas. He had been playing with the Admirals until earlier this week when he packed his bags and left the team while in Hartford. Once he left the team - which did not happen out of the blue - the team informed his agent that if he did not return to the team he would be in violation of his contract and subject to having the remainder of his deal terminated. (Again, this did not just happen out of the blue).

On Friday, Krajicek was placed on unconditional waivers, the first step in the process of ending his contract. On Saturday, he cleared unconditional waivers and essentially became an unrestricted free agent. Word is that Krajicek could surface again back in the NHL sooner rather than later, with Philadelphia a logical destination. The Flyers have been on the lookout for a defenseman after Ryan Parent went down for six weeks due to back surgery, but Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren has been unable to find one via trade to this point. It just makes sends that Krajicek might find his way to the Flyers to finish the remainder of the season, which basically saves Tampa Bay about $600,000 due on Krajicek’s contract.

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Is this our deadline move?

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Well it seems like it's going to be a prorated, veteran minimum type of deal. The cap hit should be peanuts. I just hope it's not the type of peanuts that make you throw up 1 month later when you're desperately trying to make trade at the deadline.

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So we signed him?
His stats line is on the Flyers' official web site. Someone put the cart ahead of the horse but that's a clear indication.

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Well it seems like it's going to be a prorated, veteran minimum type of deal. The cap hit should be peanuts. I just hope it's not the type of peanuts that make you throw up 1 month later when you're desperately trying to make trade at the deadline.
Everything past the first day of the season is prorated. His cap hit would only be what we owe him for the rest of the season.

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