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Report: Tomas Kaberle ‘in line’ to attend Devils’ camp

Aug 28, 2014, 10:02 AM EST

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Defenseman Tomas Kaberle could be attending New Jersey Devils camp on a tryout according to Tom Gulitti of The Record.

Kaberle, 36, has not played in the NHL since appearing in 10 games with the Montreal Canadiens during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.

“He has talked to us about a tryout,” Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello told Gulitti. “That has not been officially confirmed yet, but he has talked to us.”

Kaberle spent last season with Kladno of the Czech league where he scored 24 points in 48 games.

Originally an eighth-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1996, Kaberle has appeared in 984 games with the Leafs, Bruins, Hurricanes and Canadiens. He won a Stanley Cup in 2011 with Boston.

Kaberle’s invite is in addition to news former Devils first-round pick Scott Gomez will be attending New Jersey’s camp on a tryout.

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  1. 950003cups - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    SMH

  2. hockey412 - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    This is an excellent idea…it’s exactly what NJD need, a little more age.

    There are alumni teams younger than this NJD team.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 28, 2014 at 5:13 PM

      Well, with Marty Brodeur apparently leaving, they need to add some “experience”.

  3. pjblake2redwings - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    With the addition of Gomez and now Kaberle the Devils look like a stacked team… if it was 2004

  4. missthemexpos - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Back to the future!

  5. charastein - Aug 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Kaberle is painful to watch….great puck handler and passer that refuses to shoot.

  6. 19to77 - Aug 28, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Meanwhile, in Lou Lamoriello’s office and apparently two lockouts ago…

  7. Hard to BeLeaf - Aug 28, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Kaberle was a good dman. Took Toronto a while to figure him out, but once they did he was great. It cracked me up watching Boston and Montreal fans go through the same frustrations trying to figure him out. They never did.

    For whatever reason, he does NOT like to shoot. Even if he had a wide open shot, he’d rather set someone up than score it himself. Worst part was he HAD the skills to do it too.

    Hope he makes it in NJ.

    • charastein - Aug 28, 2014 at 6:01 PM

      Umm. Boston figured it out quick….

      • Hard to BeLeaf - Aug 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

        You mean by demoting him down to the 3rd line and complaining about how he played on the powerplay? Even though he lead the team in PP points in the playoffs? He also tied with Seidenberg for most points by a Boston dman… and despite playing 10 minutes less per game than Seidenberg.

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