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Report: Jaroslav Spacek announces retirement in Czech Republic

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.

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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