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Hurricanes trade Kaberle to Montreal for Spacek

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenseman Tomas Kaberle to the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Jaroslav Spacek.

The Hurricanes announced the deal Friday, a few hours before their game at Winnipeg.

Carolina signed Kaberle to a three-year, $12.75 million contract in July hoping a reunion with Paul Maurice - who coached him in Toronto - would help improve the Hurricanes' defense and strengthen their power play.

Instead, Kaberle had no goals and nine assists in 29 games with Carolina and was a minus-12. Maurice was fired last week.

The 37-year-old Spacek had three assists in 12 games with Montreal and was a plus-2 before he was placed on injured reserve last month with an upper body injury. The veteran Czech can become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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