Tomas Kaberle D NYR 1 year ago

After playing two games with AHL Hartford on Friday and Sunday, Kaberle has turned down his offer to stay in the AHL, pretty much ending his time with the Rangers, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

Kaberle has not played in the NHL since the 2012-13 season with the Canadiens and spent all of last season in the Czech Republic. In the two games that he played, Kaberle did manage to accumulate two assists but was a minus-3 rating. If he does find his way onto a roster, don't expect him to put up big offensive numbers.

Tomas Kaberle D NYR 1 year ago

Kaberle will play a game or two with the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Hartford this weekend, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports.

The Rangers are considering signing Kaberle, and they want to see how he fares in a game situation. He could be extended a contract if he impresses over the weekend.

Tomas Kaberle D NYR 1 year ago

Kaberle skated as part of the team's extra pair with Dan Boyle on Friday, reports Andrew Gross of The Record.

While the Czech Republic native has logged 13 seasons of 30 points-or-more, Kaberle has not appeared in an NHL game since playing for Montreal in 2012-13. More damaging to the 36-year-old's chances is the pending returns of defenseman John Moore (suspension) and his skating partner on Friday, Dan Boyle (hand). Regardless, with Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) far from returning, his propensity for offense is enough to keep an eye on this situation.

Tomas Kaberle D NYR 1 year ago

The Rangers will bring Kaberle in for a tryout, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

With Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) and Dan Boyle (hand) on injured reserve and Kevin Klein (ankle) and John Moore (suspension) likely out for a few games, the Rangers are extremely shorthanded on defense, prompting the team to give Kaberle a look. The 36-year-old hasn't played in the NHL since the 2012-13 season and wasn't able to earn a roster spot with the Devils in training camp, but he could give the Rangers a needed veteran presence at the back end until they get healthier. Kaberle is expected to work out for the team Wednesday, after which they could decide to offer him a contract.

Tomas Kaberle D NYR 1 year ago

Kaberle was released from his professional tryout contract with the Devils on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.

After playing last season in the Czech Republic, the 36-year-old Kaberle was hoping for one last tour of NHL tour, but after he was cut by the Devils, he may be resigned to ending his career in his home country. The one-time 60-point scorer last appeared in the NHL in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, skating in 10 games for the Habs.

Tomas Kaberle D NYR 1 year ago

Kaberle is attempting an NHL comeback and has been in Toronto working out with current pros, reports the Toronto Sun. "I might have a tryout on the table, but not in Ontario," Kaberle said this week.

"We'll see what happens in the next few weeks," continued the 36-year-old defender. "I feel good, with no injuries (a charmed career in that sense). I still enjoy the game and that's they key. It would be nice to play a couple of more years." He spent last season with Kladno in the Czech league. His fantasy value will be limited even if he does earn a spot. He'll likely only be a number five or six defender.

Tomas Kaberle D NYR 2 years ago

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.

Tomas Kaberle D NYR 3 years ago

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.

Tomas Kaberle D NYR 3 years ago

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.

Tomas Kaberle D NYR 3 years ago

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.