21-year-old Petr Kalus has abandoned his post with Houston of the AHL and decided to make his way back to Europe. Kalus has played in two games for the Aeros this season, posting up zero points.
Kalus came to the Wild last summer in the deal that sent Manny Fernandez to the Boston Bruins.
This is now the second AHL player to bolt from the Aeros in just two seasons. Last year forward Roman Voloshenko departed to jump start his career in Russia...a move which has not yet paid off.
Wild GM Doug Risebrough told local media that Kalus "just wanted to go home." No doubt the kid was frustrated at being leap-frogged for NHL duty by James Sheppard last season and by Benoit Pouliot and Colton Gillies this season but this is hardly the way to prove your worth.
Even with his departure, the Wild still own his rights through the end of June 2010.