via a Calgary Flames release.
It is with deepest sympathies we advise that the father of Flames’ player Jiri Hudler, Jiri Hudler Sr., passed away Monday January 14, 2013, in the town of Olomouc, Czech Republic. Mr. Hudler was 50 years of age. Funeral services are being planned for Friday, January 18th in Olomouc, Czech Republic. More information on memorial services will be provided when available.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Jiri and his family, and as he grieves his loss our Flames family will be here to support him."
Calgary Flames General Manager, Jay Feaster