Rostislav Olesz has been let go from the New Jersey Devils. The Devils terminated his contract after signing him in July. This happened after the Chicago Blackhawks bought out his contract.
The Devils put Olesz, who was put on waivers, will be suspended and then given his unconditional release. He was signed to a one-year, one-way contract on July 5 for $700,000 with a chance to earn an additional $300,000 bonus. He played in just 10 games this season, where he only registered two assists. After no one picked him up off of waivers, he was sent to the AHL Albany Devils. Many people say this was going to be a big season for the 28-year-old, but he will be moving over to another league.
“Olesz has decided to go back and play in Europe. It’s a decision he has made so we will be giving him his unconditional release,” Devils’ GM Lou Lamoriello said Wednesday. “He’s already on waivers… It was not our decision. What we will do is suspend him and give him his unconditional release. He left today.”
Olesz, a Czech player, decided to move on the Swiss League to continue his career. It isn’t clear if he didn’t want to play for the Devils anymore or if he was just done with the NHL altogether. We will update you on this as more info comes out. Make sure you check back daily with Too Many Men on the Site for news around the league.