Numerous media retailers, including ESPN, are reporting early Wednesday morning (and by early, I imply barely following midnight eastern) that the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with forward Kris Versteeg.
The terms have not been formally announced, but rumors are that the deal is equivalent in dimension and length to the contract signed by Cam Barker (three years, $9.25 million).
By signing Versteeg, the Blackhawks keep away from what could have been a agonizing and embarrassing scenario with a talented youthful player in the wake of the NHLPA filing a grievance more than several of the Hawks' restricted cost-free agents having troubles with getting term sheets from the organization.
The Blackhawks have now signed all 7 of their limited cost-free agents.
The only concern that stays getting into following season is depth on the blue line the Blackhawks have an overabundance of forwards on the roster, but do not have eight seasoned defenders on the roster.
By bringing Versteeg back, the Blackhawks could nevertheless appear to trade a veteran to get relief against the salary cap and bring in a bigger entire body on the blue line http://www.blackhawksedge.com/, some thing General Manager Dale Tallon has openly coveted the complete summertime.