A UFA at the conclusion of last season, he is in the midst of the second of a three-year contract he signed with Ottawa on 7/1/14.
2014-15: In conjunction with his brother Zbynek, became one of two brothers to score a goal in an NHL game for the first time since 11/12/11 (Jordan and Eric Staal for Pittsburgh and Carolina respectively) on Jan. 31 vs. Arizona (7-2 win). The contest marked the first time since 12/28/83 that two unrelated sets of brothers (Mark/Michael Stone) faced one another in an NHL game ... Scored the 200th goal of his NHL career on March 19 vs. Boston (6-4 win) ... Missed the regular season s final 11 contests after incurring a head injury on March 21 vs. Toronto (5-3 win).
Career game highs: Goals: 3 (2x) last: 3/6/12 at Tampa Bay (7-3 win); Assists: 3 (4x) last: 3/5/09 vs Minnesota (with San Jose); Points: 4, (3-1), 3/6/12 at Tampa Bay (7-3 win)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012)
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee injury vs. Calgary, October 11, 2003. Traded to Ottawa by San Jose with Jonathan Cheechoo and San Jose's 2nd round choice (later traded to NY Islanders, later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Kent Simpson) in 2010 Entry Draft for Dany Heatley and Ottawa's 5th round choice (Isaac MacLeod) in 2010 Entry Draft, September 12, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budejovice (CzRep), October 28, 2012.