Libor Hudacek played the first 33 games of the Swedish Hockey League season as a member of Örebro HK, but with the team well out of the playoff race the 27-year-old was loaned to Färjestad BK to help them with their playoff push. However, after appearing in just five games with his new team Hudacek’s time with Färjestad BK has come to an end for a very odd reason.
Last week Färjestad BK and Rögle BK went head-to-head. With the game locked in a 1-1 tie nearly three quarters into the second period, Hudacek made a very lazy play as he decided to show everyone his best lumberjack impression on one of his opponents.
Hudacek ended up receiving a total of 25 penalty minutes on the play (five-minute major for slashing and a game misconduct) and it cost his team as Rögle BK ended up scoring on the power play. Not only did the penalty lead to a goal for the other team, but it cost them in the long run as Färjestad BK fell 3-2 in a game that should have been an easy win for them.
After winning the next game without Hudacek in the starting lineup and using the days following the incident to think things over, the team decided they weren’t going to stand for those kind of plays and cut Hudacek after joining the team less than a month ago.
"What Hudacek did is not consistent with the kind of behavior we want and will stand for," Färjestad BK CEO Stefan Larsson told the team’s website.
After scoring five goals and adding 10 assists for 15 points in 33 games with Örebro HK, Hudacek managed just one goal and one assist in five games with Färjestad BK.