Found January 07, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Petr Sykora
TEAMS: New Jersey Devils
Well, its finally back. There is no use crying over lost time, so here are some news, notes and quotes since the news broke the lockout ended in NJ. Petr Sykora, who played for the Devils last season, is hoping to be invited back to Devils camp again after his contract expired after the previous season. If you remember, Sykora entered the training camp last year and was originally expected to be a long shot to make the team. Not only did he make the team, he contributed 21 goals and 23 assists. Continue reading "Down to Business"

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@tsnbobmckenzie That is what Lou Lamoriello told me yesterday as well. Said he had no reason to think he wasn't coming back. — Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) January 8, 2013
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