Hurricanes buy out contract of Kaberle

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes are parting ways with the player who scored the goal that won them the Stanley Cup in 2006.

The Hurricanes said Tuesday they have bought out the remaining year on the contract of defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, who would have made $2.2 million. Kaberle will now collect almost $1.5 million over the next two seasons.

The 35-year-old Kaberle had the winning goal in Game 7 of the Cup finals against the Edmonton Oilers in 2006. He had nine goals and 73 assists with Carolina from 2005-09.

Kaberle had been the subject of trade rumors and was placed on waivers last season. His exit comes after the Hurricanes reshaped their defense by signing Andrew Alberts to a two-year deal and re-acquiring Aaron Ward from the Boston Bruins.