On Monday night the Blackhawks added yet another defenseman.
Chicago acquired defenseman Calvin de Haan and forward Aleksi Saarela from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for goaltender Anton Forsberg and defenseman Gustav Forsling.
de Haan, 28, has a $4.55M cap hit and is signed through the 2021-22 season. He was originally drafted in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders. de Haan suffered a shoulder injury against Pittsburgh on March 31 but returned for Game 4 of the first-round playoff series against Washington. He had surgery in late May and is expected to be out 4-6 months, putting the beginning of the 2019-20 season in question.
Saarela, 22, has a $902,500 cap hit and is signed through the 2019-20 season. He was originally drafted in the third round (89th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers.
Forsberg and Forsling are both restricted free agents.