Hnilicka signs three-year deal with Liberec

Updated: May 18, 2004, 1:50 PM ET
Associated Press

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Los Angeles Kings goaltender Milan Hnilicka signed a three-year contract with Liberec in the Czech League on Tuesday.

Hnilicka, drafted by the New York Islanders in 1991, played in 121 games for the New York Rangers, Atlanta Thrashers and Kings with a 29-13-67 record and 3.31 goals-against average.

Hnilicka helped the Czech Republic to victories at the 1999 and 2001 world championships and served as a backup goalie at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.

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