The 24-year-old from Slovakia appeared in 26 games this season
before breaking his clavicle Dec. 14 at Chicago. He lost his
footing and hit the boards as he approached the Chicago blue line,
and Blackhawks defenseman Jim Vandermeer fell on top of him.
Kopecky, who had one goal this season, would have been an
unrestricted free agent in July. It's not clear if he'll return
before the end of the regular season.