The Blackhawks have brought Brandon Saad back to Chicago in a deal sending Artemi Panarin to Columbus.
The players have matching $6M cap hits. Saad has four years remaining on his deal; Panarin has two. Saad will turn 25 in October.
The Hawks are also sending prospect Tyler Motte (a Michigan alum) to Columbus (sorry Tyler) and will receive goaltender Anton Forsberg in return. Chicago is sending a 6th round pick in 2017 to Columbus and receiving a 5th round pick in 2018.
Forsberg will turn 25 in November and has appeared in 10 NHL games.