7-Year NHL Veteran Heads Overseas

After a tough run of concussion troubles that wound up limiting him to just one game played this past season, seven-year veteran winger Ondrej Kase is headed back home, to join HC Litvinov in Czechia for the coming season.

Kase played 11 minutes for the Carolina Hurricanes in the first game of the 2022-23 season last fall, but never played again due to a concussion. He also missed all but six games of the 2020-21 season with a concussion. 

In between, he showed some nice depth potential, with a 14-goal, 27-point season in 50 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2021-22. 

He was a 7th-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks in 2014, and had a promising start to his career, potting 20 goals in his second NHL season in 66 games, but was never able to come close to a full season again. He totaled 124 points in 258 NHL games.  

Here's hoping his concussion problems are behind him, and he's able to successfully continue his career in his homeland. 

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