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Carolina Hurricanes terminate the contract of Jakub Nakladal

The defenseman cleared waivers today and parted company with the Canes rather than accept an AHL assignment.

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes announced Monday afternoon that they have terminated the contract of defenseman Jakub Nakladal after Nakladal cleared waivers at noon and declined an assignment to the AHL Charlotte Checkers.

Nakladal joins Martin Frk as players who the Canes picked up just before the season started but made no impact on the club in their short time here. Only Klas Dalhbeck, claimed on waivers two days after Nakladal was signed and Frk was claimed, remains with the team.

Nakladal had no points and skated to a minus-4 in three games with the Hurricanes. His last appearance was in a shootout loss to New Jersey last Tuesday. He now becomes a free agent.

The release from the team is below.

Defenseman appeared in three games for Carolina

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has terminated the contract of defenseman Jakub Nakladal.

Nakladal, 28, had been signed by the Hurricanes as a free agent on Oct. 9. The Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, native appeared in three games for Carolina. He did not register a point and was minus-4, averaging 14:30 of ice time per game.