Roman Cervenka signs with Avangard Omsk, won't play for the Maple Leafs

As reported on the official Avangard Omsk’s web site, Roman Cervenka signed a two years deal with the KHL team and thus won’t sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL.

Cervenka is a natural center who oddly enough has never been drafted in the NHL. His strong play in the latest couple of seasons put him under the lights and the Maple Leafs were thought favorites to sign him by most North American media outlets like ESPN or TSN.

But most likely Cervenka, 24, preferred to play side-to-side with Jaromir Jagr.