Habs to use compliance buyout on Kaberle

Tomas Kaberle.

The Montreal Canadiens have informed defenceman Tomas Kaberle that they intend to use its final compliance buyout on him, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

The buyout period doesn’t start until 48 hours after the Stanley Cup is awarded and it ends on July 4 at 5 p.m. ET.

Kaberle has one-year and $4.5 million left on his current contract, which carries a $4.25 million cap hit.

The 35-year-old was acquired in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes for defenceman Jaroslav Spacek during the 2011-12 season.

In 10 games with the Canadiens this season, Kaberle recorded three assists.