Monday, September 12, 2011
Sykora one of five players on tryout with Devils
By Katie Strang
34-year-old Czech winger Petr Sykora, who won a Stanley Cup Championship with New Jersey in 2000, is one of five players who will attend Devils training camp on a tryout, a team spokesperson confirmed.
Joining Sykora on the Devils' tryout list are forwards Steve Bernier, Thomas Nesbitt and Justin Barnett and defenseman Anton Stralman.
Sykora played seven seasons with the Devils from 1995-2002 before stints with other NHL teams including Anaheim, New York (Rangers), Edmonton, Pittsburgh and Minnesota.
Most recently, the former Devil spent the 2010-11 season playing in Europe; the Plzen, CZE native played 13 games with hometown team Plzen HC and 28 games with the Dynamo Minsk of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.