Leafs closing in on Czech star
The Leafs are looking at 24-year-old Czech centre Roman Cervenka, who played for the Czech Republic at the Vancouver Olympics, but won’t make a decision until after the world championships.
This season with Slavia Praha of the Czech league he had 30 goals and 43 assists for 73 points.
Červenka has represented the Czech Republic with the national team on multiple occasions. He earned a bronze medal at the 2005 World Junior Championships. He also played at the 2009 IIHF World Championship and was selected to play for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Cervenka has continued to get better in each of his four seasons in the Czech Elite League and is currently listed as 5″11′ and 187 pounds. Avangard Omsk of the KHL are believed to be in pursuit of Cervenka’s talents as well.