The Blackhawks’ phones are busy, according to multiple reports over the last few days.
On Wednesday, we wrote about the increasing rumors that Brian Campbell wants to return to Chicago.
During the NHL Awards, the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc tweeted that the Hawks are actively shopping center Marcus Kruger and “putting out feelers” on the RFA rights of forward Andrew Shaw.
And on Thursday morning, Mark Spector tweeted that the Hawks are also shopping the RFA rights of forward Mark McNeill.
Meanwhile, at his press conference ahead of the Draft, Stan Bowman offered the following:
Stan Bowman on draft-week chatter: "Lots of rumors floating around. I would say the majority of those are false." #Blackhawks
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 23, 2016
Chicago currently has eight picks in the 2016 NHL Draft, beginning with the 50th overall selection. The Hawks also continue to maneuver to create additional cap space.
The NHL Draft begins on Friday evening.