Kopriva heads home
The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze can confirm that Czech netminder Miroslav Kopriva has departed the club and returned home to receive treatment for an ongoing injury, and to be with his family during recuperation.
After Blaze’s number one goalie Miika Wiikman was sidelined for a number of weeks, Kopriva was drafted in going on to play 10 games in the Elite League with a 90.5% save-percentage, plus a single game in the Challenge Cup.
An unfortunate injury of his own now sees the 34-year-old fly home to recover, but only after proudly receiving the iExcellence Blaze Player of the Month for October 2018.
Head Coach Danny Stewart said, "Miro came in and did a great job for us on short notice. It was very unfortunate what happened to him in Cardiff and we wish him the very best In his recovery back to full health."