|Assets:||Possesses excellent hockey smarts and the ability to find his teammates with great passes. A good skater, especially laterally, he is capable of joining the attack and can quarterback the power play efficiently.|
|Flaws:||Still makes mistakes when pinching in. Could use more strength to better handle big forwards. Doesn't shoot enough. Also tends to lack an elevated compete level from time to time, and he is far too passive in general.|
|Career Potential:||Savvy veteran offensive defenseman in decline.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2010-11 (Boston)|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2001-02|
|Olympic||Olympic Bronze Medal||2006 (Czech Republic)|
|9/09/2014||Signed by the New Jersey Devils to a professional try-out contract.|
|9/12/2013||Signed with HC Kladno (Czech Republic).|
|8/29/2013||Signed with Dinamo Minsk (KHL).|
|6/23/2013||Contract bought out by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|3/30/2013||Placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|1/29/2013||Missed 1 game (facial injury).|
|1/27/2013||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|9/21/2012||Signed with HC Kladno (Czech Republic).|
|4/05/2012||Missed 10 games (upper body injury).|
|3/14/2012||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|12/09/2011||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|7/05/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a three-year contract.|
|2/18/2011||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|4/01/2009||Missed 12 games (right hand injury).|
|3/04/2009||Right hand injury, day-to-day.|
|2/28/2009||Missed 13 games (broken right hand).|
|1/31/2009||Broken right hand, late February.|
|3/23/2007||Missed 8 games (concussion).|
|3/02/2007||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/11/2006||Re-signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a five-year contract extension.|
|9/17/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the HC Kladno of the Czech Extraleague.|
|8/10/2004||Re-signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a two-year contract.|
|7/16/2004||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|6/30/2004||Toronto Maple Leafs tendered a qualifying offer.|
|1/20/2004||Missed 5 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/07/2004||Shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/29/2003||Missed 5 games (shoulder injury).|
|12/19/2003||Shoulder injury, late December.|
|10/30/2001||Re-signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a multi-year contract.|
|12/09/2011||Carolina Hurricanes traded Tomas Kaberle to the Montreal Canadiens for Jaroslav Spacek.|
|7/05/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|2/18/2011||Toronto Maple Leafs traded Tomas Kaberle to the Boston Bruins for Joe Colborne, a first-round draft pick in 2011 and a conditional draft pick in 2012.|
|6/22/1996||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round (204th overall) in 1996.|
Report: Tomas Kaberle close to KHL deal | 08/29/2013 1:56 PM
NewsTomas Kaberle is close to signing with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL, according to reports from the Czech Republic.
ImpactHe 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.
Canadiens buy out Tomas Kaberle's contract | 06/28/2013 6:48 PM
NewsThe Montreal Canadiens have officially bought out Tomas Kaberle.
ImpactMontreal 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 successfully clears waivers | 06/28/2013 12:26 PM
NewsTomas Kaberle has successfully cleared unconditional waivers.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactWith 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.
Habs place Tomas Kaberle on buyout waivers | 06/27/2013 12:16 PM
NewsTomas Kaberle has been waived by Montreal.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactAssuming 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.
Report: Habs will use buyout on T. Kaberle | 06/24/2013 10:42 AM
NewsTomas Kaberle has reportedly been told by the Montreal Canadiens that he will be bought out.
ImpactKaberle 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.
Report: Kaberle won't get sent to minors | 03/30/2013 7:53 PM
NewsTomas Kaberle will not be sent down to the AHL if he's not claimed on waivers, according to RDS' Renaud Lavoie.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactWe'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.
Montreal places Tomas Kaberle on waivers | 03/30/2013 12:55 PM
NewsTomas Kaberle has been waived by the Montreal Canadiens.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactKaberle'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.
T. Kaberle will be a healthy scratch Thursday | 03/07/2013 5:51 PM
NewsTomas Kaberle will spend Thursday's game in the press box.
Canadiens.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactKaberle 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.
Tomas Kaberle healthy scratch Saturday | 02/10/2013 11:05 AM
NewsTomas Kaberle was a healthy scratch in the Canadiens' 6-0 loss to the Leafs Saturday night.
ImpactThe 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.
| 01/30/2013 3:10 AM
NewsTomas Kaberle returned to action on Tuesday January 29.
Kaberle may be out with Subban's arrival | 01/29/2013 8:12 AM
NewsThe signing of P.K. Subban probably won't be good news for Tomas Kaberle.
ImpactKaberle 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.
Habs list Tomas Kaberle (face) as day-to-day | 01/28/2013 12:35 PM
NewsThe Canadiens are listing Tomas Kaberle as day-to-day after he was struck in the face by a puck on Saturday at practice.
ImpactIt 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.
Tomas Kaberle a healthy scratch for Habs | 01/27/2013 4:48 PM
NewsThe Montreal Canadiens decided to make Tomas Kaberle a healthy scratch.
Renaud P Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactThe 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.
Tomas Kaberle not letting buyout be a bother | 01/11/2013 11:29 AM
NewsTomas Kaberle isn't worried about potentially being bought out by the Canadiens.
ImpactThe 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.
|Games||82||7 times-last: 2010-11 (Tor/Bos)|
|Goals||11||2 times-last: 2006-07 (Tor)|
|Penalty Minutes||46||2005-06 (Tor)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2 times-last: 2007-08 (Tor)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2002-03 (Tor)|
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