Rostislav Olesz Headed Back To Switzerland

Rostislav Olesz, signed as a free agent last summer, has left the Devils’ minor league affiliate in Albany (AHL) and has returned to Europe to continue his playing career in Switzerland.

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said Olesz, who was put on waivers, will be suspended and then given his unconditional release, “It’s a decision he has made so we will be giving him his unconditional release,” Lamoriello said Wednesday. “He’s already on waivers.”

Although he started the season with the Devils, Olesz cleared waivers and was sent to the minors Nov. 5 after playing 10 NHL games.

Lamoriello also said this move does not necessarily come as a surprise given Olesz intent of playing in the NHL this season, “This is a quality individual but I think he decided that he played enough in the American League last year and he wanted to go back.”

Source: Rich Chere New Jersey On-Line