Kaberle is expected to join the Bruins in Ottawa tonight (Friday, February 18) and be available for tonight’s game against the Senators. He will wear jersey number 12 and his media availability before tonight’s game is not confirmed at this time.
Chiarelli will to address the media in a press conference held in the West End Room of the TD Garden in Boston at 4:00 p.m. today, Friday, February 18 (media should enter through the West Premium Entrance located next to the Boston Bruins Pro Shop. The West End Room will be located on the second floor on your left as you exit the stairwell. Bruins Communications Staff will be on hand to assist). The transcript/audio of that press conference will be available on the Boston Bruins Media Website (www.bostonbruins.com/media).
Kaberle, a 6’1”, 214-lb native of Rakovnik, Czech Republic, has 3-35=38 totals in 58 games this season, along with 16 PIM.
In 878 career games, all with the Maple Leafs, Kaberle has 83-437=520 totals with 246 PIM. His best statistical season came in 2005-06, when he registered 9 goals and 58 assists for 67 points. Over the last three seasons, Kaberle has combined totals of 6-60=66 on the power play.
Originally drafted by Toronto in the 8th round (204th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, the 32-year-old Kaberle is in his 12th NHL season. Kaberle is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
Kaberle has represented the Czech Republic in the Olympics three times (2002, 2006, 2010), with 3-5=8 totals in 17 games. He won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and at the 2010 Winter Olympics he played alongside fellow Bruin David Krejci
in Vancouver, BC.
Colborne, 21, who has yet to make his NHL debut, has 12-14=26 totals and 35 PIM in 55 games this season with the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Originally drafted by the Bruins in the first round (16th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Colborne has appeared in 61 career AHL games, all with Providence, with 12-16=28 totals and 37 PIM. The 6’5”, 213-lb native of Calgary, Alberta played two seasons of college hockey at the University of Denver, where he registered 32-40=72 totals and 54 PIM in 79 games.