According to his agent on Twitter late Wednesday afternoon, the Blackhawks have signed right wing Brandon Segal.
Segal, 28, was originally a fourth round pick of the Predators in 2002. Listed at 6’2 and 215 pounds, he played in 46 games with the Dallas Stars last year, registering 10 points (five goals, five assists) and piling up 90 hits.
He has 22 points in 92 career NHL games.
The roster is now overflowing in Chicago, where Segal will join Daniel Carcillo, Jamal Mayers, John Scott, Ben Smith and Marcus Kruger in a heated training camp battle.
Kruger and Smith have been shown a lot of respect by the organization, but the veterans will certainly get every opportunity to add sandpaper to the Blackhawks lineup.
Perhaps the bigger question nobody is asking is why GM Stan Bowman continues adding players. Could there be some concern with the recovery of Bryan Bickell’s wrist? We’ll see.