Michal Cajkovsky’s time with the Checkers has come to an end, as Carolina has placed the blue liner on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.

The 26-year-old defenseman logged four points (1g, 3a) and 18 penalty minutes in 23 games with Charlotte this season, his first in the AHL since 2014-15. Cajkovsky spent the two seasons prior to this one in the KHL with Yekaterinburg. According to Michael Smith, Cajkovsky is now likely returning to the KHL.

With Cajkovsky’s departure the Checkers now have seven healthy options at defense, having recalled the recently signed Derek Sheppard from Florida this morning.