Without an NHL contract, Pavel Kubina has signed with Geneva in Switzerland.
Kubina started his professional career with the Vítkovice Steel of the Czech Extraliga. He played there for four seasons, during which he was drafted in the seventh round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He would spend seven years with the club, winning a Stanley Cup in 2003-2004, however on July 1, 2006, Kubina signed a deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs for four years at $20 million. Kubina was suspended by the NHL for the first game of the 2006–07 season for cross-checking Detroit’s Jiří Hudler in a preseason game. On July 1, 2009, Kubina was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers with the rights to Tim Stapleton for Garnet Exelby and Colin Stuart.