Montreal Lands kaberle

The Montreal Canadiens acquired defenceman Tomas Kaberle from the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday in exchange for defenceman Jaroslav Spacek.

This season, Kaberle has nine assists in 29 games with the Hurricanes, including four points in his last two games. With Andrei Markov on injured reserve after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, Kaberle may be called upon to help out with the power play.

Upon hearing of the trade Friday morning, Kaberle said he was shocked to hear the news but welcomed a trade back to a Canadian city where hockey is the #1 sport.

After a lengthy career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kaberle was dealt to Boston last season and helped the Bruins win a Stanley Cup.