Hasek, who last played in North America in 2008, told NHL.com he was hoping play in some American Hockey League preseason games while the NHL is in a work stoppage due to a labor dispute.
"I was in touch with one NHL club and I had pretty good feelings about it, but then they called my agent and told him there was no interest from their side anymore," he told the website.
The two-time winner of the NHL Most Valuable Player Award sat out last season completely after appearing in four games for Spartak Moscow of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League during the 2010-11 campaign.
Hasek starred for the Sabres from 1992-2001, collecting six Vezina Trophies as the NHL's top goaltender, when he was traded to the Red Wings.
He led Detroit to a Stanley Cup championship in 2002, retired for one year and then returned, later serving as a backup on the Wings' 2008 title squad.
He also led the Czech Republic to an Olympic gold medal in 1998.