Carolina Hurricanes Rumors: Forward Expected To Sign In Czechia This Summer

One of the most injury-prone players in the NHL, Ondrej Kase, very likely won't be returning to action this season, but may next season. This will not be for the Carolina Hurricanes though, as he is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. The Hurricanes likely don't want to continue to deal with the uncertainty of an injury. Kase has played one game for Carolina this season.

Jakub Koreis reported that if Kase's health permits, he is expected to sign for HC Verna Litvinov in Czechia in the summer and end his NHL career for now. He is currently dealing with a concussion and that type of injury is very unpredictable.

The 27-year-old has been productive and a solid middle-six winger when healthy, but that hasn't been often. He has played for four NHL teams, all in the last four seasons. Kase is a former 20-goal scorer, accomplished in his second season in the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks, but has only played over 55 games in a season once in his seven-year career thus far. This isn't ruling out a return to the NHL eventually if Kase leaves overseas to play hockey, but he will have to prove he can stay relatively healthy for a team to take a chance on him.

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