|NUMBER:||24||BIRTHDATE:||January 4, 1984 (AGE 30)|
|HEIGHT:||5' 10"||BIRTHPLACE:||Olomouc, Czech Republic|
|WEIGHT:||186||DRAFTED:||DET / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||2nd (58th overall)|
scored in back-to-back games on Oct.3 & 4 ... picked up a pair of assists on Oct.6 ... collected two assists on Oct. 11 ... scored his 100th NHL goal on Oct. 16 ... collected an assist on Oct. 22 giving him points in each of the first eight games to start the season (4+8) ... he is the only player in the NHL who recorded points in every game of the first nine games to start the season ... had a pair of assists on Nov.8 ... scored his seventh goal giving him 21 points in 21 games on Nov.18 ... had a pair of assists on Nov.27 ... had a pair of assists for the seventh time this season on Dec.4 ... scored the overtime winner on Dec.7 ... registered two assists on Dec.15 ... had a goal and an assist on Dec.23 ... registered two assists for the 9th time this season on Jan.14 ... played a career high 26:05 on Jan.18 ... missed 7 games from Mar.7-15 with an lower body injury ... picked up his 35th assist on the gwg on Apr.7 ... had a goal and an assist on Apr.11
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.