NHL veteran Jaroslav Spacek announced his retirement on Monday, according to The Fourth Period. Spacek's desire to spend more time with family, as well as nagging back issues, were the main reasons for the decision.

The Philadelphia Flyers had interest in signing the 38-year-old defenseman, according to iSports.cz. However, Spacek opted to retire instead, ending a career that spanned 13 years and 880 games.