The Chicago Blackhawks made a trade! At least in theory.
Multiple outlets, including TSN’s Darren Dreger, reported Chicago had acquired the rights to Russian goaltender Ilya Sorokin from the New York Islanders.
However, Dreger and others are now walking back the report.
Sorokin has not been traded to Chicago. Despite the fact his teammates and others in Moscow believed to this be the case. Chicago sources have confirmed no trade. My mistake.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 21, 2020
Sorokin, 24, was originally a third round pick (#78) by the Islanders in the 2014 NHL Draft. He is currently playing for CSKA Moscow in the KHL.