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Roman Cervenka | Winger

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 201
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Roman Cervenka scored two goals in the Czech Republic's 5-3 win over Slovakia.
Tomas Plekanec and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist for the Czechs. Ales Hemsky netted his first marker of the tournament. Tomas Kaberle had two assists against Slovakia. They have advanced to the quarterfinals and will play against the United States next. Feb 18 - 3:25 PM

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With Roman Cervenka reportedly heading back to the KHL for the 2013-14 campaign, the experiment is over.

The Calgary Flames took a chance on Cervenka after he dominated in the KHL, but he was never able to adjust to playing in North America. That being said, his tenure with the Flames wasn't disastrous. In fact, with nine goals and 17 points in 39 games, he probably would have gotten another shot with the Flames or a different NHL team if that's what he wanted. At the same time, he highlights the risk associated with grabbing mid-20s European star that has no prior North American experience. Sometimes it works out, but drafting a player in a fantasy league with those credentials is a roll of the dice.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, May 16, 2013 08:11:00 AM

Roman Cervenka has reportedly signed a three-year deal to return to the KHL with SKA St. Petersburg.

He had trouble adapting to the North American game with the Calgary Flames during the lockout-shortened season. He recorded only nine goals and eight assists in 39 matches.
Wed, May 15, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Flames forward Roman Cervenka suffered a grade-1 sprain of his medial-collateral ligament in Friday's season finale.

With the Flames not playing in the postseason Cervenka will have ample time to recover from a relatively minor knee ailment and should have no problem recovering in time for the start of training camp.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Roman Cervenka netted two goals in Calgary's 4-3 loss to Nashville Tuesday night.

Cervenka has four points in his last three games. Chris Butler and Sven Baertschi, who is riding a six-game point streak, had two assists each in the contest. T.J. Brodie had the Flames' other goal in the loss.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 11:38:00 PM

Roman Cervenka spent Wednesday's game in the press box.

At the age of 27, Cervenka has been trying to make the transition from European hockey to the NHL. It hasn't exactly been a smooth process, but don't forget about him. Cervenka might still breakout in 2013-14 after he has the shortened season under his belt.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Roman Cervenka is now looking to build some momentum after scoring twice on Sunday.

Cervenka came into the NHL this season with the cache as one of the best players not in the NHL. But he struggled in the early going, sometimes being a healthy scratch and being forced to watch from the press box. But it is turning around for the 27-year-old as he is now on a line with countryman Jiri Hudler and Mikael Backlund. "Roman played a great game," coach Bob Hartley said of Sunday's performance. "We saw his skills. His skills are not a surprise to us. The way he started the game, the way he skated, I felt that Roman, Jiri Hudler and Mikael Backlund had a very good game for us." Cervenka has five goals and 10 points in 23 games but has the offensive upside to do a lot better, especially now that it looks like he has adapted to the NHL game.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 06:46:00 AM

Roman Cervenka had his first two goal game in the Flames 3-2 win over St. Louis Sunday.

Cervenka has had trouble in his first NHL season and was a healthy scratch on Thursday night for the third time in five games before drawing back in the lineup. He certainly got out of Bob Hartley's doghouse Sunday with the pair of goals as he led the Flames offensively Sunday. He scored his first power play marker of his career and now has five goals and 10 points in 23 games but his minus-nine rating is still giving fantasy owners a reason not to put him in their lineup.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 05:26:00 AM

Roman Cervenka was a healthy scratch for Calgary Thursday night.

He has been scratched for three of the team's past five games. In 21 contests with the Flames, Cervenka has three goals and eight points, as well as a minus-8 rating.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 08:34:00 AM

Roman Cervenka is not in Calgary coach Bob Hartley's good books at the moment.

He didn't dress against Detroit Wednesday night and seems to have been completely marginalized after being touted as a big addition to the squad in the off season. Hartley had this to say about Cervenka's play, "Plain and simple, we were not happy about his performance in the last game and in the last while. It's not about who we play against. It's how you play." It may be time to cut Cervenka as it does not appear his season can be saved.
Source: Calgary Sun
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 08:14:00 AM

Roman Cervenka might end up being a healthy scratch on Saturday.

Cervenka has two goals and six points in 12 games, but he's struggled recently. "Roman, let’s remember, was shut down for a full two months and we started full speed," said Flames coach Bob Hartley said, referring to Cervenka recovery from a blood clot. "And now, I think to a certain point, it’s catching up to him. We sat with him. But again, to sit with Roman right now while he’s taking English lessons, it’s not real easy to get what’s inside of him. But, we have a good feel for this. He’s another player, while he’s learning the league, we have to work in getting him better." Cervenka might still play if Sven Baertschi (hip) isn't able to return.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 09:25:00 AM

Roman Cervenka has held his own in the NHL with two goals and five points in eight games.

Cervenka is making the jump straight from European hockey to the NHL at the age of 27. "I feel every game (Cervenka’s) getting better and better," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "Look at the scoring chances he’s getting, you can see offensively he’s very gifted and he reads the game very well." He should be able to manage his current pace.
Source: Calgary Sun
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 08:51:00 AM

Roman Cervenka picked up his first NHL point on Thursday.

Cervenka assisted on Jiri Hudler's goal. The 27-year-old has been excelling in Europe for years, but he's definitely a risky guy to own in 2013.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 09:14:00 AM

Roman Cervenka is expected to play Thursday despite missing the team's morning skate.

Sportsnet's Roger Millions commented that his absence may have been related to a hit he took from teammate Blake Comeau during Tuesday's practice and not about conditioning. Cervenka made his Calgary debut last Saturday against Edmonton, where he posted two shots and logged 17:44 of ice time.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 01:17:00 PM

Roman Cervenka has been showing some chemistry on a line with Jiri Hudler and Matthew Stajan.

Cervenka and Hudler seem like a natural fit for now because Cervenka is still working on his English and both were born in the former Czechoslovakia. For now Hudler has been serving as Cervenka's unofficial translator. "Right now, it’s still very very early," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "We've only played one game. Roman and Jiri, number one, they can communicate very well. I’m sure they spend most of their time away from the rink together. So, it’s an easy chemistry right now. But, hey, we’ll see how it goes. The first game was pretty impressive, so there’s no reason to change."
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 08:48:00 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikael Backlund
2Matt Stajan
3Sean Monahan
4Paul Byron
5Max Reinhart
6Sam Bennett
7Markus Granlund
8Corban Knight
LW1Curtis Glencross
2Sven Baertschi
3Mason Raymond
4Brandon Bollig
5Lance Bouma
6Johnny Gaudreau
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Joe Colborne
3David Jones
4Brian McGrattan
5Devin Setoguchi
6Michael Ferland
D1Mark Giordano
2Dennis Wideman
3T.J. Brodie
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Raphael Diaz
7Deryk Engelland
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo