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The Montreal Canadiens have traded Defenseman Jaroslav Spacek to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Defenseman Tomas Kaberle.


Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford even stated that Kaberle wouldn’t be with the team much longer if he continued his path. Luckily, he was able to find a trading partner in the Canadiens. Tomas Kaberle did not have a single goal in his 29 game stint with the Hurricanes, adding only 9 assists to go along with a -12 rating.


Jaroslav Spacek on the other hand, was playing very well for the Canadiens; He did not have a single goal in 12 games, but he was able to add 3 assists to go along with a +2 rating. Spacek has not played since November 12th however due to a “upper-body” injury but he was cleared for contact earlier this week.


Spacek is in his final year of his 3-year/$11.5M contract so you can guarantee that the 37 year old will be playing his heart out for the rest of the season trying to earn him one last contract to end his hockey career. Kaberle does not have a “cap-friendly” contract however as he is in his 1st year of a 3-year/$12.75M contract he signed in the summer.


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