It isn't easy being one of the PPA's chosen few hockey players. Milan Hejduk is a shadow of his pre-lockout self and has hinted at retirement. Tomas Kloucek has played a grand total of zero NHL games since the PPA started up. And Frantisek Kaberle?
Frantisek Kaberle has been placed on waivers.
I'm too upset to even copy-and-paste diacritics. I knew Frankie hadn't been having the greatest season, but I figured he'd snap out of it. I didn't think something like this would happen. You don't waive the guy who single-handedly powered you to the Stanley Cup. You don't waive the best defenseman in the history of hockey.
Let's take a moment and reflect on some happier times for Frank right here. I'm not entirely sure if the Hurricanes will keep him around if he's not claimed. I'd think that a recipe like that would have worked in his favor.