As I reported in last night’s @MadhousePod, the Blackhawks are interested in former Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward. I’m told this morning, from a separate source, that an agreement may already be in the works/close. Ward, 34, had a 2.74 GAA and .906 save percentage in 43 games w/ CAR
— Jay Zawaski (@JayZawaski670) June 27, 2018
Ward, 34, had a .906 save percentage and 2.73 goals against average in 43 games with Carolina last year. Originally the 25th overall selection in the 2002 NHL Draft, Ward won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2006.
Chicago continues to be linked to almost every free agent goaltender with Corey Crawford’s health – and likelihood to return as an all-star level – still in question.
Earlier this week Scott Powers of The Athletic reported the Blackhawks have expressed interest in Jonathan Bernier. The Hawks have also been linked to trade rumors including Edmonton’s Cam Talbot.