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Saarela was recalled from Springfield (AHL) and will make his NHL debut on Saturday.

Saarela was originally drafted by the Rangers in the third round in 2015 but came up in the Hurricanes organization before being dealt to Chicago and then to Florida this October. The 22-year-old has four goals and six assists (10 points) in 17 AHL games this season and will skate on the third line with Frank Vatrano and Noel Acciari on his wings on Saturday.

Source: George Richards 12/7/19, 10:23 am EST

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The Panthers have acquired Aleksi Saarela from the Blackhawks for Ian McCoshen.

Saarela was originally a third-round pick of the Hurricanes, where he spent the first two years of his career before being traded to Chicago in a trade that sent Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling to Carolina. Saarela opened the 2019-20 season with Rockford and registered just one assist in five games. He will report to Springfield (AHL).

Source: @NHLBlackhawks 10/22/19, 10:45 pm EST

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The Blackhawks have acquired Aleksi Saarela and Calvin de Haan from the Hurricanes for Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling.

Saarela was originally a third-round pick of the Rangers but has spent the last two full seasons with Charlotte (AHL). This season, Saarela was second among Checkers with 54 points (30G / 24A) in 69 games. Saarela has a good chance to crack the Blackhawks roster out of training camp.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 06/24/19, 11:03 pm EST

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