Martin Havlat posted on his Twitter page (@martinhavlat) that he expects newly signed Petr Sykora to be playing on the Wild’s top line with him when the season kicks off – Mikko Koivu will likely be the top line’s center. Sykora had a weak offensive season last year so hopefully being lined up with a fellow Czech will help Sykora regain his old offensive form. Good chemistry may also help secure both Havlat and Sykora a roster spot on the 2010 Czech Olympic roster.
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