Canucks’ Sven Baertschi, Stars’ Roman Polak, Oilers’ Mike Green, Montreal’s Karl Alzner opt out of NHL’s return

Washed up, injury riddled buy out candidate continues not playing.

Washed up, injury riddled buy out candidate continues not playing.

Defenceman Mike Green has informed the team that he has opted out of the NHL’s return to play program.

“Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and after much consideration, I’ve decided for deeply personal family health reasons, not to participate in the return to play,” Green wrote in a statement. “This has been a hard decision knowing blah blah blah …

Defenceman Karl Alzner is opting out of the NHL’s return-to-play plan, as announced by the team on Saturday night.

Alzner, 31, played four games for the Canadiens this season, posting a minus-one rating with zero points and four shots.

No specifics regarding Alzner’s decision were immediately available. Other than he is shit and looking for a buy out.

After not missing an NHL game for eight consecutive seasons, Alzner has played only 13 games in the past two years, and has been a buy out topic since soon after the fucking idiot Bergevin acquired this pylon.

Over the hill, career and contract over, soon to be retired goof goes career without name on Cup.

Over the hill, career and contract over, soon to be retired goof goes career without name on Cup.

Dallas defenceman Roman Polak, Boston’s Steven Kampfer and Vancouver forward Sven Baertschi on Saturday joined the list of players who won’t be reporting to training camp for the resumption of the NHL season.

Baertschi told the Canucks he’d be opting out of participating in the expanded 24-team playoffs, following Calgary defenceman Travis Hamonic informing the Flames he won’t be playing because of family reasons. Polak is not on the Stars’ roster for the start of training camp Monday, and a team spokesman said the 34-year-old veteran won’t be attending at this time.

Polak is a pending free agent who last month agreed to a deal in his native Czech Republic next season and told reporters there he wasn’t planning on returning to the NHL if play resumed. Baertschi, who spent much of this season in the minors, is under contract through 2020-21, and is looking for a buy out, to enable a retirement to the Swiss Miss League.

“Sven informed us late yesterday that he has chosen to opt out of the NHL return to play program,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said. “It was a difficult decision but ultimately one we respect and understand, since the piece of shit was never going to play for us again, anyway.”

Kampfer, who played 10 games with the Bruins this season, said his wife and son have a congenital defect that could cause complications with the virus and called it “one of the hardest decisions” he has had to make. So, he thought, why not stay in a large urban area of the hot-spot country of the American Flu. “Plus my NHL career is over, so why bother?”