It has been a quiet break for the Carolina Hurricanes as they begin to practice and prepare for the New York Rangers in two days.
However today, Andy & Rono of AR Hockey Stats tweeted that injured Canes forward, Ondrej Kase may be leaving the NHL altogether.
Kase joined the Hurricanes this off-season and played in the opening game for Carolina.
Since the October 12th game, Kase was on the injured reserve list and was making an attempt to return to the team in 2023.
In early January, the Hurricanes placed the Czech on the long-term injured reserve.
The move gave the Canes a little more wiggle room ahead of the trade deadline.
Kase has struggled with injuries his entire career after being drafted in the 7th round by the Anaheim Ducks.
The 27 year old had a career season with Anaheim during the 2017-18 season when he recorded 20 goals and 38 points. Unfortunately, he never played more than 50 games a season since that season.
Last year he hopped on with the Toronto Maple Leafs and bounced back with 14 goals and 27 points.
This made Kase a nice depth move for Don Waddell this off-season but the injuries have returned.
The combination of injuries and depth on the Carolina roster did not give much hope for Kase to find playing time.
It appears now that he will head home and recover with the Czech Extraliga.