On Monday morning, the Blackhawks have a one-year deal with netminder Antti Raanta.
Raanta, 24, led his team, Assat Pori, to the SM-liiga title with a 1.45 goals-against average and .955 save percentage, winning playoff MVP. He became eligible to sign with an NHL team on June 1, and tweeted that he had made a decision on Friday.
Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED in Edmonton tweeted “If Raanta ends up in Chicago would mirror the Ducks signing a 25 year-old Jonas Hiller out of Davos during ’07 Stanley Cup run.” The Oilers were also in the mix for Raanta.
Corey Crawford has one year remaining on his current contract.