Report: Kaberle close to deal in KHL


After Tomas Kaberle was bought out by the Montreal Canadiens earlier this summer, many wondered where the veteran blue liner would wind up. Looks like the answer to that is Europe.

Czech website reports Kaberle is close to a deal with the KHL’s Dinamo Minsk.

Kaberle has spent the past 14 seasons in the NHL, mostly with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ever since being dealt by the Leafs to Boston in 2011, he’s been on a roller coaster of emotions.

While he didn’t play a lot in Boston, he helped them win a Stanley Cup that season. Following that he signed a four-year deal with Carolina that saw the Hurricanes deal him to Montreal soon into it after not blending in well with the team.

Now Kaberle appears set to join a new league where, perhaps, he can land back on his feet once again at age 35.

Pavelski lands job with Dinamo Minsk in KHL

Pekka Rinne and Evander Kane are about to get another NHL teammate in the KHL.

Kevin Kurz of reports Sharks center Joe Pavelski will be joining Dinamo Minsk for the duration of the lockout. Pavelski was the Sharks’ clutch playoff performer two seasons ago helping lead the team to the Western Conference finals.

Now that he’s off to the Russian pro league, that makes seven Sharks playing across the ocean. Pavelski will be the first Sharks player to get the call to the KHL, however, as the others are in Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, and Germany.