The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenseman Tomas Kaberle to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Jaroslav Spacek, a source told ESPN.com Friday.
Kaberle has two years, $8.5 million left on his contract; Spacek will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
The Hurricanes have been shopping Kaberle for at least a month, hoping to shed his big contract.
Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.
FINALLY! To be able to get rid of his huge contract is great news... I think we got the better of this deal.