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Tomas Kaberle | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/2/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 214
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Tomas Kaberle is close to signing with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL, according to reports from the Czech Republic.
He became an unrestricted free agent on July 5 after his contract was bought out by the Montreal Canadiens. Kaberle suited up in just 10 games with Montreal last season. Thu, Aug 29, 2013 01:56:00 PM

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The Montreal Canadiens have officially bought out Tomas Kaberle.

Montreal was able to finalize the compliance buyout after Kaberle successfully cleared waivers. The move will save the Canadiens $4.25 million in cap space for the 2013-14 campaign.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 06:48:00 PM

Tomas Kaberle has successfully cleared unconditional waivers.

With that done, the Montreal Canadiens are free to use a compliance buyout on Kaberle. He would have come with a $4.25 million cap hit in 2013-14.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Tomas Kaberle has been waived by Montreal.

Assuming he isn't claimed, he is expected to be bought out by the Canadiens. Kaberle mostly served as an extra defenseman in 2013, while dressing in just 10 games with the Habs.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 12:16:00 PM

Tomas Kaberle has reportedly been told by the Montreal Canadiens that he will be bought out.

Kaberle was expected to be let go by the Canadiens after he appeared in just 10 games during the lockout-shortened season. He has one year and $4.5 million left on his current contract.
Source: TSN.ca
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Tomas Kaberle will not be sent down to the AHL if he's not claimed on waivers, according to RDS' Renaud Lavoie.

We'll know Sunday, but the chances of him being claimed are miniscule as he's still owed a pro-rated $4.25 million this year and the same amount next season. He's a prime buyout candidate once the season ends.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 07:53:00 PM

Tomas Kaberle has been waived by the Montreal Canadiens.

Kaberle's cap hit is $4,250,000 through the 2013-14 campaign, so there's no way that he gets claimed. Maybe the Canadiens can trade him under the right circumstances - for example, if they take back a bad contract - but he's more likely to be bought out after the season's over. Kaberle has no fantasy value.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 12:55:00 PM

Tomas Kaberle will spend Thursday's game in the press box.

Kaberle has three points in just 10 games this season. This isn't the first time he's been a healthy scratch and probably won't be the last time. Consequently, it wouldn't be surprising if Montreal buys out the final campaign of his three-year/$12.75 million contract over the summer.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 05:51:00 PM

Tomas Kaberle was a healthy scratch in the Canadiens' 6-0 loss to the Leafs Saturday night.

The defenseman, who carries a $4.25 million cap hit, will probably be one of Montreal's compliance buyouts next offseason. In the meantime, he shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar, especially with the recent P.K. Subban signing.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Tomas Kaberle returned to action on Tuesday after he sat out Sunday's game with a facial injury.

He took a puck to the face at practice and didn't play on that night. In his return to the lineup on Tuesday, Kaberle posted a plus-2 rating and two shots during his 12:13 of ice time.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 02:10:00 AM

The signing of P.K. Subban probably won't be good news for Tomas Kaberle.

Kaberle has no points and four shots in three games this season and the strong play of Raphael Diaz may keep him out of the team's top-six group. The Canadiens also have Andrei Markov, Alexei Emelin and Josh Gorges and Francis Bouillon in the fold. Kaberle is currently day-to-day with a facial injury, but his lineup spot appears to be in jeopardy.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 07:12:00 AM

The Canadiens are listing Tomas Kaberle as day-to-day after he was struck in the face by a puck on Saturday at practice.

It was originally reported that Kaberle was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game. He has no points and four shots in three games so far this year.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 11:35:00 AM

The Montreal Canadiens decided to make Tomas Kaberle a healthy scratch.

The often-critiqued defenseman seemed like an interesting dark horse candidate for a sneaky-good year this season, considering his productive past. That's especially true with P.K. Subban holding out. Yet Kaberle hasn't done anything with that opportunity, failing to score a point in three uneven games this season.
Sun, Jan 27, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Tomas Kaberle isn't worried about potentially being bought out by the Canadiens.

The defenseman, who carries a $4.25 million cap hit, has a shortened season to prove himself or he could be one of Montreal's compliance buyouts next offseason. Kaberle played 10 games in the Czech league, and he comes into Habs training camp leaner as well. "Anybody can be bought out, but I don’t worry about things I can’t control," he said. "I just want to play my game, move the puck forward and help this team make the playoffs." He had 22 points with Montreal in 43 games last season.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Thomas Kaberle says that "both sides need to smarten up," and he remains one of the rare optimistic players as the work stoppage continues.

The defenseman endured the lockout in 2004-05, but thinks this one feels different. "I was always positive," said Kaberle. "If I have to think of 2005 and now, I have to say I’m more positive this time around because everybody is on the same page and it makes a big difference for every one of us as a group." While the sources of disagreement are clear, the union and the players' association still aren't seeing eye to eye on how to find common ground. "Both sides need to smarten up," Kaberle said. "Everybody is missing hockey, obviously. Just have to be calm and practise every day and get ready for the season to start."
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 11:10:00 AM

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