AFTER 2 DAYS of the NHL's latest lockout, two Flyers have bolted to join the European professional ranks.
Flyers forward Jake Voracek confirmed Monday that he signed a temporary deal to join HC Lev Praha, the new KHL franchise in Prague, Czech Republic.
Voracek is in his native Czech Republic already and could join Lev Praha's lineup in time for their fourth home game of the season on Thursday night against Avangard Omsk.
Voracek, 23, is one of the Czech Republic's rising stars. He originally said Sunday he was not sure whether he would sign in Europe, based on insurance policy costs, but the offer to join the world's second-best league and stay in his homeland proved to be too much to pass up. Some KHL teams have offered to pay the insurance costs associated with playing outside the NHL.