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

In his first and only season with the Hurricanes, de Haan registered one goal with 13 assists (14 points) in 74 gmaes. It was the worst statistical season of de Haan’s 378-game career. The 28-year-old has three year’s left with $4.55M cap-hit and represents the second offseason addition to the Blackhawks blueline—they acquired Olli Maatta from the Penguins just over a week ago.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 06/24/19, 11:01 pm EST

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The Blackhawks have acquired John Quenneville from the Devils for John Hayden.

Quenneville split his 2019 season between the NHL and AHL, picking up one goal and zero assists for the Devils. However, during his time in Binghamton, Quenneville was a prolific point producer. He had 39 points (18G / 21A) in 37 games. The Blackhawks have a weak bottom-6, so Quenneville should be a full-time NHLer in 2020.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 06/23/19, 7:59 pm EST

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The Blackhawks have acquired Olli Maatta from the Penguins for Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth-round pick.

Maatta was a first-round pick in 2012 but fell out of favour in Pittsburgh this past season. The Penguins brought in Jack Johnson and acquired Erik Gudbranson at the trade deadline and continued to push Maatta down the depth chart. The 24-year-old has had some injury issues throughout his career and is coming off of a season where he had 14 points (1G / 13A) in 60 games. Maatta, who has three years left at $4.083M AAV, will likely play on the Blackhawks third pairing.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 06/16/19, 10:36 am EST

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The Blackhawks signed Slater Koekkoek to a one-year, $925K extension.

Koekkoek started the year in Tampa Bay before being traded to Chicago on January 11th and picking up one goal and four assists (five points) in 22 games with the Blackhawks. The 25-year-old now has 19 points (6G / 13A) in 107 career NHL games and figures to be a depth defenseman with the Blackhawks next year.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 05/13/19, 7:38 pm EST

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Crawford will start Friday vs. the Stars.

Crawford allowed four goals on 38 shots in the Blackhawks loss to the Jets on Monday. Crawford has allowed a combined 11 goals on 97 shots (.887 SV%) in his last three starts and is 8-4-3 with a 2.50 GAA, .917 SV% and one shutout since returning from injury. He stopped 26 of 27 shots in a win in his only start against the Stars this season—and they will be sitting Jamie Benn and Mats Zucarello tonight.

Source: Charlie Roumeliotis 04/5/19, 12:34 pm EST

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Crawford will likely start Friday vs. the Stars.

Crawford allowed four goals on 38 shots in the Blackhawks loss to the Jets on Monday. Crawford has allowed a combined 11 goals on 97 shots (.887 SV%) in his last three starts and is 8-4-3 with a 2.50 GAA, .917 SV% and one shutout since returning from injury. He stopped 26 of 27 shots in a win in his only start against the Stars this season—and they will be sitting Jamie Benn and Mats Zucarello tonight.

Source: Charlie Roumeliotis 04/5/19, 11:36 am EST

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Ward will start Wednesday vs. the Blues.

Ward allowed four goals on 33 shots in the Blackhawks loss in San Jose on March 3rd. Ward has fully recovered from a knee injury and will likely start Wednesday vs. the Blues. Ward is 2-0-0 with a 3.31 GAA and .897 SV% in his first two starts against the Blues this season.

Source: Eric Lear 04/3/19, 12:25 pm EST

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Ward is likely to start against the Blues on Wednesday.

Ward allowed four goals on 33 shots in the Blackhawks loss in San Jose on March 3rd. Ward has fully recovered from a knee injury and will likely start Wednesday vs. the Blues. Ward is 2-0-0 with a 3.31 GAA and .897 SV% in his first two starts against the Blues this season.

Source: Scott Powers 04/3/19, 11:56 am EST

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