Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/12/06 at 12:50 AM ET
Sometime next summer, after his first season as the Devils’ captain, Patrik Elias would like to travel to Africa with his girlfriend. It will not be a leisure trip. Elias and his girlfriend, Petra Volakova, both natives of the Czech Republic, have work to do. Elias, a fluid and creative left wing, contracted hepatitis A while playing in Russia during the N.H.L. lockout in the 2004-5 season. He missed the Devils’ first 39 games last season while recovering from the illness. “If I would have had a vaccine I could have been saved,” Elias said Wednesday after practice.continued
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