Tomas Kaberle has reportedly been informed by the Montreal Canadiens that the team intends to use its final compliance buyout on the defenceman.
According to multiple media reports, the Habs notified the veteran blue-liner of the pending move. The team has not made any announcements.
The 35-year-old has one year and $4.5 million US left on his current three-year contract that carries a cap hit of $4.25 million.
Kaberle recorded three assists in 10 games for the Canadiens last season and was a plus-4. In 984 career regular-season contests, the Rakovnik, Czech Repbulic native has 87 goals and 563 points to go along with a plus-17.
Originally selected in the eighth round (204th overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, the six-foot-one, 214-pound rearguard has also played for the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes.
Earlier this year, Montreal used its first compliance buyout on veteran centre Scott Gomez.