On Tuesday morning the Blackhawks announced two contract extensions.
Defenseman Erik Gustafsson received a two-year deal, which was rumored on Monday.
And forward Tyler Sikura received a one-year contract from the NHL club.
Sikura, 25, signed an AHL contract with the IceHogs before the 2017-18 season. His 16 goals make him the leader in Rockford; Matthew Highmore had 21 but is now with the Blackhawks. The older Sikura is listed at 6-2 and 195 pounds and has had a good first season with the organization, appearing in 57 games.
Sikura’s younger brother, Dylan, is one of the Blackhawks’ top prospects and is currently a senior at Northeastern University.