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Jaroslav Spacek | Defenseman | #8

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (44) / 2/11/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 204
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 5 (117) / Fla

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Jaroslav Spacek announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday.
Spacek had a nice NHL career, playing in 880 games for seven different teams. The Rokycany, Czech Republic native also had some fantasy moments on someone's roster in pools that used defensemen. He was at his best on the power-play in Edmonton and Buffalo. Mon, Nov 19, 2012 07:22:00 PM

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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.

The veteran defenseman will be an unrestricted free agent if the Hurricanes don't give him a new deal prior to July 1. Rutherford said earlier this month that the organization probably wouldn't get a contract done with Spacek before free agency began and it looks like he is sticking with that plan for now.
Tue, May 22, 2012 06:35:00 AM

Carolina GM Jim Rutherford said that Jaroslav Spacek will probably be permitted to test free agency.

Rutherford said that a contract for the pending unrestricted free agent likely won't happen prior to July 1. Spacek notched five goals, 15 points, 68 blocks and a plus-6 rating in 46 games between Montreal and Carolina in 2011-12.
Wed, May 2, 2012 01:17:00 PM

Jaroslav Spacek (lower body) will return to the lineup Thursday night in Carolina's final home game of the 2011-12 campaign.

Coach Kirk Muller said that the Hurricanes will feature seven defensemen against the Montreal Canadiens. Spacek has missed the past eight games with a lower-body injury.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 12:47:00 PM

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.

He has missed the team's past seven games due to the ailment.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 07:16:00 AM

Jaroslav Spacek has sat out Carolina's last four games with a lower-body injury.

He likely aggravated his a back ailment against Minnesota on Mar. 17. Spacek has missed six of the Hurricanes' past seven games.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 07:25:00 AM

Jaroslav Spacek (back) returned to action on Saturday but left the game in the second period and did not return.

Spacek left Tuesday's game with the injury and we can only assume that he re-injured his back once again as he played only 9:40 minutes Saturday. The Hurricanes called up Bobby Sanguinetti to replace Spacek. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 02:19:00 AM

Jaroslav Spacek missed Tuesday's loss to the New York Rangers because of a lower back injury.

He was replaced on the Hurricanes blueline by AHL call-up Bobby Sanguinetti, who was a former first-round draft pick of the Blueshirts. Spacek has recorded five goals, seven assists and a plus-4 rating in 32 games with Carolina this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 06:22:00 AM

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.

Spacek is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but if he wants to stay with the Hurricanes then he could get an offer.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 07:28:00 AM

Jaroslav Spacek has been mentioned in trade rumors ahead of the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 27.

The Carolina Hurricanes are likely to get calls for the veteran defender and it appears to be likely that he will be moved to a contending team seeking depth on the back end. Spacek has played well for the Canes, with nine points and a plus-1 rating in 25 contests, since being acquired from Montreal earlier this season.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 06:46:00 AM

Jaroslav Spacek scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

The newly acquired veteran defenseman Jaroslav Spacek scored his 3rd goal of the season in the 4-3 loss to the Islanders. The Hurricanes were able to unload the financially heavy contract of Tomas Kaberle while bringing in the veteran rearguard from Montreal. Spacek is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and could bring much needed experience to the blue-line of any playoff bound team.
Sat, Feb 18, 2012 09:54:00 PM

Jaroslav Spacek will get back into Carolina's lineup on Thursday night.

He hasn't played since Jan. 12 after he took a puck to the face on Jan. 10 against Philadelphia. Spacek will replace Derek Joslin versus Boston.
Thu, Feb 2, 2012 01:27:00 PM

Jaroslav Spacek (face) is expected to suit up on Tuesday against the New York Islanders.

He took a puck to the face on Jan. 10 and played the game after before sitting out the next six. Spacek was proclaimed ready to return by coach Kirk Muller following Monday's practice.
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 08:34:00 AM

Jaroslav Spacek will sit out a fourth straight game on Friday after taking a puck to the face against Philadelphia on Jan. 10.

He played the game after but has been scratched ever since. Spacek has been skating with a full face shield and should be considered day-to-day.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 03:46:00 PM

Jaroslav Spacek didn't participate in Friday's practice.

Spacek was hit in the face by a puck on Tuesday, but that didn't stop him from playing on Thursday. Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said Spacek was "getting some repairs" and is still probable for Saturday's game. Given that the injury didn't keep him out of Thursday's game, we'll continue to list him as healthy for now.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:04:00 AM

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