Veteran d-man Meszaros signs in KHL
After failing to catch on with Colorado out of training camp, Andrej Meszaros is headed overseas.
On Friday, KHL club Sibir Novosibirsk announced it had signed Meszaros through the remainder of this season.
Meszaros, 30, spent last year with Buffalo, scoring seven goals and 14 points in 60 games. Despite those relatively decent offensive numbers, his lack of foot speed and defensive inefficiencies kept him from landing a contract in free agency, which led to attending Avs camp on a PTO.
The Slovak d-man was dropped from camp at the end of September.
Meszaros heads to Russia with a fairly impressive NHL resume. He appeared in 645 games for the Sabres, Bruins, Lightning, Sens and Flyers, with his best years coming in Ottawa and Philly.
He finished seventh in Calder voting during his rookie year with the Sens -- scoring a career-high 39 points -- and was tied for the lead among d-men scorers during the Flyers’ 2011 postseason.
Injuries really slowed Meszaros in the latter half of his career, especially a torn Achilles in ’12.