The Philadelphia Flyers confirmed on Tuesday evening that they've terminated the contract of Adirondack Phantoms forward Lukas Kaspar.
According to a Phantoms source, Kaspar left the team on Saturday to pursue an opportunity with a professional team in Europe. Kaspar, a left wing, departed the Phantoms after playing Friday night in Toronto on Saturday.
The Flyers organization declined further comment.
The Flyers signed Kaspar to a one-year contract this summer and he attended training camp with the team. He was assigned to Adirondack before the season began. In eight games with the Phantoms, Kaspar had one goal and two assists.
The 22nd overall pick in the 2004 NHL draft, Kaspar played 65 games with Worcester last season, scoring 17 goals. He also played 13 games with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL.
For more on the story as it develops, go to the Phantoms blog.