In Sports News this Monday: Defending champions Liberec face Kometa Brno in this year’s Extraliga hockey final; Jágr, a pending free agent, due to enter talks with the Florida Panthers; long-injured midfielder Pilař eyes return to the football pitch for Viktoria Plzeň.
Extraliga Final: defending champions Liberec faces Kometa Brno
The two teams that have fought their way through to the final of the Extraliga hockey playoffs are defending champions Liberec who will face Kometa Brno. Both won their respective semi-final series 4:2, with Liberec ousting Chomutov and Brno defeating Hradec Králové.
NHL: Will Jágr stay with the Panthers?
Football: Pilař eyes comeback after long recovery
Football midfielder Václav Pilař is eying a possible return to the sport with team Viktoria Plzeň after a long absence due to injury. Pilař, who suffered a long-term knee injury, could make an appearance on the pitch before the end of this season or start in the next, writes news site iDnes. The 28-year-old has a league title with Plzeň, spent two seasons in the Bundesliga and has 22 caps and five goals with the national team. He was one of the better players on the Czech squad at Euro 2012.