Jaroslav Spacek is apparently willing to re-sign with the Carolina Hurricanes, but GM Jim Rutherford said that kind of move would be "premature" for the team at this time.
Carolina GM Jim Rutherford said that Jaroslav Spacek will probably be permitted to test free agency.
Jaroslav Spacek (lower body) will return to the lineup Thursday night in Carolina's final home game of the 2011-12 campaign.
Jaroslav Spacek (lower body) has been practicing with the team, but it's unclear if he will return for any of Carolina's final three games this week.
Jaroslav Spacek has sat out Carolina's last four games with a lower-body injury.
Jaroslav Spacek (back) returned to action on Saturday but left the game in the second period and did not return.
Jaroslav Spacek missed Tuesday's loss to the New York Rangers because of a lower back injury.
Jaroslav Spacek wasn't traded elsewhere at the trade deadline and Carolina GM Jim Rutherford said the team may re-sign him at the end of the year.
Jaroslav Spacek has been mentioned in trade rumors ahead of the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 27.
Jaroslav Spacek scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Jaroslav Spacek will get back into Carolina's lineup on Thursday night.
Jaroslav Spacek (face) is expected to suit up on Tuesday against the New York Islanders.
Jaroslav Spacek will sit out a fourth straight game on Friday after taking a puck to the face against Philadelphia on Jan. 10.
Jaroslav Spacek didn't participate in Friday's practice.