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Hajek joins Lias Andersson, Vitali Kravtsov, Yegor Rykov, and likely Tarmo Reunanen to be on loan in Europe this season. This is all due to extended impacts from COVID-19. The NHL/AHL seasons are still up in the air, while the Euro seasons are ramping up and getting ready to go.
This ensure Hajek, who has been downright horrible in the NHL the last two seasons, will get more playing time. He sorely needs it, and he needs to get his game back on track. The Czech regular season usually ends in March, with the playoffs going through late April.
The Rangers can recall Libor Hajek from his loan at any point, much like the loans for the other players.