The Blackhawks have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with veteran defenseman Nick Boynton worth $500k.
Boynton, 31, appeared in three games in the Stanley Cup Finals for the Blackhawks last year, recording a plus-two rating and two penalty minutes while averaging 8:23 on ice per game.
In the 2009-10 regular season, Boynton scored one goal and added six assists in 42 games with the Anaheim Ducks before being acquired by the Blackhawks late in the year. He only saw action in seven regular season games for the Hawks, adding just one assist. He averaged 16:38 on ice last year.