Filip Zadina could see some time in the Czech league this year
Fresh off his rookie year that was ended far too early, and with what is going on in current events, it appears that the Red Wings are open to loaning Filip Zadina to the Czech league’s HC Oceláři Třinec:
V současné době také jednáme o příchodu útočníka Filipa Zadiny z @DetroitRedWings. 😉 https://t.co/P26kc612vB— HC Oceláři Třinec (@hcocelaricz) July 22, 2020
The rough translation of the tweet is “We are also currently discussing the arrival of striker Filip Zadina from [at] DetroitRedWings. [winking emoji face]”
The tweet the team was replying to, a writer with a Czech sports publication, saying that Steve Yzerman told him he “was not against” it happening. This report would make a lot of sense, as Filip Zadina’s father coaches Oceláři.
With the NHL about to return to action, there are going to be a lot of players who aren’t playing. There could certainly be a trend of players who get put on loan to put in time with leagues who can take them. In Zadina’s case, this would be positive news. Zadina’s rookie NHL season was cut short by injury, so it’s been a long-ass time since he’s played pro hockey. A move like this would help players be ready once the 2020-2021 regular season begins.