Marcus Kruger To Make Preseason Debut

With his new contract signed and visa issues in the past, Marcus Kruger is expected to make his preseason debut in St. Louis on Thursday night. Kruger will lead a Hawks roster loaded with players still fighting for the remaining roster spots. Veterans Andrew Desjardins, Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw will be joined by Marko […] The post Marcus Kruger To Make Preseason Debut appeared...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Visa issue delays Kruger's path to Blackhawks' training camp

The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forward Marcus Kruger for a few days.No, Kruger is not nursing an undisclosed injury heading into the team's training camp, which began on Friday in South Bend, Ind. Rather, the 25-year-old Swede is dealing with a visa issue and is expected to arrive early next week, agent J.P. Barry told Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.Signed to a one-year...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes acquire Versteeg from the Blackhawks

The Carolina Hurricanes announced today the club has acquired forwards Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round pick (in 2017) in exchange for defensemen Dennis Robertson, Jake Massie and a fifth-round pick (in 2017). Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis discussed the deal with the Carolina Hurricanes official website. Kris is a skilled forward who has won a...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks re-sign Kruger, trade Versteeg, Nordstrom to Hurricanes

The Chicago Blackhawks re-signed Marcus Kruger to a one-year contract after sending fellow forwards Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom to the Carolina Hurricanes as part of a four-player trade on Friday.The team announced the deal but did not divulge the financial terms for Kruger, who was the Blackhawks' lone unsigned restricted free agent.The 25-year-old Swede was searching for...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Sign Marcus Kruger

Quickly after clearing cap space with a trade, the Blackhawks announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Marcus Kruger on a one-year contract. The post Blackhawks Sign Marcus Kruger appeared first on Committed Indians.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kruger, Oduya bring Stanley Cup to Sweden

Chicago Blackhawks restricted free-agent forward Marcus Kruger joined former teammate Johnny Oduya by celebrating with the Stanley Cup in their native Sweden on Tuesday.The Stockholm natives brought the cherished chalice to a children's hospital before meeting fans at a soccer stadium.Kruger informed the team last month that he would prefer a long-term contract extension, with his...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Prospects To Attend Djurgården Pro Camp

According to, a number of Blackhawks players are scheduled to participate in next week’s Djurgården pro camp. The report also indicates that Marcus Kruger, a restricted free agent still waiting for a contract from the Blackhawks, will have the Stanley Cup at the arena on Tuesday. Among those players listed to be in attendance […] The post Blackhawks Prospects To...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Kruger will be patient with Blackhawks

Fourth-line center Marcus Kruger is willing to play the waiting game while the Chicago Blackhawks clear space under the salary cap."We will be patient," Kruger's agent, J.P. Barry, told the Chicago Tribune in an email as the Blackhawks crunch the numbers of their salary situation. Barry also informed the newspaper that the restricted free agent "will have no choice later in August...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Chicago Blackhawks be Able to Retain Marcus Kruger?

Marcus Kruger willing to wait patiently to re-sign with Chicago Blackhawks (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) The Chicago Blackhawks have already had to make some tough decisions due to their cap restrictions. Jonathan Toews’ and Patrick Kane’s 8-year, $10.5 million per year contracts begin this year, and with them came the Blackhawks’ cap struggles. It also comes...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Look to Clear Cap Space for Johnny Oduya

Chicago Blackhawks Defenseman Johnny Oduya reacts during a game against the Ottawa Senators at the United Center in Chicago. (Mandatory Credit: Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune) The NHL Salary Cap is reminding Chicago Blackhawks fans that the offseason after winning the Stanley Cup isn’t always as fun as it sounds. Similar to the situation the Blackhawks faced in 2010 after winning...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger Still Working

Sunday brought an important deadline for restricted free agents across the NHL, and 23 players elected Salary Arbitration. None of those 23 was a member of the Blackhawks. The next deadline of note for restricted free agents comes at 5:00 PM ET on Monday, the cutoff for club-elected arbitration. Arbitration hearings take place between July […] The post Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks re-sign David Rundblad

The Chicago Blackhawks and David Rundblad agreed to a two-year contract extension Monday. The move shores up the Hawks blue line for a good price, which is extremely crucial because the Hawks have yet to re-sign Saad and Kruger. The deal is estimated to be worth about $1 million dollars per year so it isn’t that big of a hit to the Blackhawks salary cap. Rundblad, 24, had three...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

RFA Qualifying Offers Due Monday

On Monday, the Blackhawks will need to submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents. Here is the complete list of Chicago RFAs: Brandon Saad Marcus Kruger Joakim Nordstrom David Rundblad Matt Carey (Rockford) Dennis Rasmussen (Rockford) Viktor Svedberg (Rockford) Mac Carruth (Rockford) We do not expect all of these players to receive a QO […] The post RFA Qualifying...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks latest trade rumors

Usually after the NHL draft finishes up, a bunch of deals and signing will be done, giving some insight into next season. For the Chicago Blackhawks, it was the exact opposite. Even though they did re-stock their farm system with some skill and size, the immediate future of this team for next season still remains a question. The only things that were certain after the draft concluded...
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Sets Salary Cap

On Tuesday, the NHL announced the salary cap’s upper limit for the 2015-16 season will be $71.4M. As it stands prior to the NHL Awards, the Blackhawks have roughly $64.84 million committed to 14 players for next season. Those numbers do not include restricted free agents Brandon Saad or Marcus Kruger. ESPN’s Scott Powers offered a […] The post NHL Sets Salary Cap appeared...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Top three Blackhawks restricted free agents

As everyone knows by now, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions once again, giving them three championships in the past six years. Every off-season comes with many tough decisions of which players to re-sign and which players to let go. This off-season will be no different and might be even a little harder as the Hawks already have 14 players signed for next season who...
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

How The Blackhawks Were Built – Forwards

Ahead of Game Five, we’ve already looked back at how the Blackhawks put together their goaltenders and defensemen. Now, let’s remember how this group of forwards was constructed. DRAFT Jonathan Toews – 1st round, 3rd overall – 2006 Patrick Kane – 1st round, 1st overall – 2007 Marcus Kruger – 5th round, 149th overall – […] The post How The Blackhawks Were Built –...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

On Wednesday night, the Stanley Cup Final begins in Tampa. Finally. Here are our picks for some of the keys to the series. First, some fun prop bets: Over/Under on number of times you firmly believe Niklas Hjalmarsson will never walk again: 21.5 Over/Under on number of times you firmly believe Marcus Kruger is paralyzed: […] The post 2015 Stanley Cup Final Predictions appeared...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Game 2 loss, marathon game favors Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in a marathon triple overtime game on May 19 by a score of 3-2. The game was as good as any in recent history and both teams left it all on the ice. The Ducks ended up on the losing end via a Marcus Kruger goal in […] The post Despite Game 2 loss, marathon game favors Anaheim Ducks appeared first on Along the Boards.
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Goalies take center stage in Western Conference finals

CHICAGO (AP) The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks are resting after playing a triple-overtime classic in the Western Conference finals. The Blackhawks evened the best-of-seven series at one game apiece with a dramatic 3-2 victory Tuesday night. Marcus Kruger had the winning goal in the longest game in Chicago's 89-year history. Now the series shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chicago Blackhawks outlast the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2

First off, I want to apologize to my entire neighborhood. My yelling and screaming throughout all three overtime periods was loud enough to wake up a bear in hibernation. After about 110 minutes of scoreless hockey for the Chicago Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger found the back of the net to give the Hawks a 3-2 victory in triple OT in an instant classic of Game 2 of the Western Conference...
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of The Blackhawks Triple Overtime Thriller

The Chicago Blackhawks needed a win and it took everything they had to leave Anaheim with the series tied 1-1. Last night’s epic triple overtime game was the longest game in the franchise’s storied history, but boy was it worth it. Blackhawks TV has provided an awesome look at the sights and sounds which lead up to Marcus Kruger’s dramatic goal that put the Ducks away 3-2 in...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/20/15

ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 19: Marcus Kruger #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks gets the puck past goaltender Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks to score the game winning goal in triple overtime of Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 19, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Chicago Blackhawks won the game 3-2 over the...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks fall to Blackhawks 3-2 in 3 OTs

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks wished they hadn't allowed Game 2 of the Western Conference finals to become the longest game in Honda Center history even before Marcus Kruger won it for the Chicago Blackhawks. Corey Perry had three good chances to end it, and Sami Vatanen hit two posts. After winning nine of their first 10 postseason games, the Ducks just couldn't connect...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ducks’ Goalie Has Epic Meltdown After Losing Game 2

Game two between the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks was a marathon that reached record-breaking proportions. The three overtime game is officially the longest playoff game in Chicago Blackhawks history and both team’s goalies had career highs in saves (Crawford – 60 Anderson – 53). Marathon games like that take a huge toll on players both mentally and physically so...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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