TSN’s Darren Dreger reports the Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Tomas Kaberle to a three year contract worth $12.75 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That works out to (drumroll) $4.25 million per season, the exact same salary he made on his previous contract!  And here’s us silly hockey observers and analysts suggesting he’d never get that amount again! Never under-estimate the ability of a general manager to overpay for talent, though if Kaberle should become a good fit with the Hurricanes, he and Jim Rutherford will have the last laugh. Kaberle caught a lot of criticism in his finals years in Toronto and during his short tenure with the Bruins for his poor defensive game and declining offensive production. The Hurricanes however wanted another experienced puck-moving defenseman, and they’re gambling Kaberle can bounce back on the team his brother once played for earlier in the last decade.