Former Sabres defenseman Jaroslav Spacek, who served as Buffalo's captain during the 2007-08 season, has announced his retirement in his native Czech Republic, according to Isport.blesk.cz.
Spacek spent three seasons with the Sabres after signing as a free agent in 2006. He recorded 22 goals and 98 points in 205 games with Buffalo.
The 38-year-old defenseman finished last season in Carolina after a trade from Montreal. He also played for Florida, Chicago, Columbus and Edmonton during his 13-year NHL career.