On the verge of a ruling that will shatter the team's chances at making the playoffs, BK Mladá Boleslav has decided to shed Duncan Milroy of Edmonton, AB from its roster.
German sports website www.kicker.de is reporting that the Canadian right winger has now signed a contract to play the rest of the season for the Krefeld Penguins of the Deutsch Eishockey Liga (DEL). Milroy previously played in the DEL for Ingolstadt ERC in 2008-09.
A draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 2001, the 27-year-old Milroy played 5 games for the Habs in 2006-07. He played junior hockey for the Swift Current Broncos and Kootenay Ice, and in the AHL for the Hamilton Bulldogs and Houston Aeros.
In 20 games this season for Mladá Boleslav, Milroy registered 3 goals and 3 assists, with 2 penalty minutes. He leaves Darrell Hay of Kamploops, BC as the lone North American on the team.
Without Milroy in the line-up last night, Boleslav beat Karlovy Vary 9-5 in a wild affair. The win temporarily gives them 28 points, tied with HC BENZINA Litvínov for the tenth and final playoff spot. However, an announcement tomorrow is expected to strip Boleslav of 22 of those points, dropping them into last place.
Tonight, Boleslav vists Liberec in the only game on the Extraliga slate.