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Carolina/Chicago Trade

from TSN,

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenceman Calvin de Haan and forward Aleksi Saarela from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for goalie Anton Forsberg and defenceman Gustav Forsling.

De Haan had a goal and 13 assists in 74 regular season games for the Hurricanes last year. His contract carries an AAV of $4.5 million each season through 2021-22. Saarela, 22, had 30 goals and 24 assists in 69 games with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers last season.

The 23-year-old Forsling appeared in 43 games last season with Chicago and had three goals and six assists. Meanwhile, Forsberg, 26, spent last season with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs and had a goals-against average of 2.97 in 35 games. He has played 45 games at the NHL level in his career.


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Looks like mostly a salary move by Carolina, as Chicago looks
to shore up the defensive side of their game.

Forsling is five years younger and makes over 3.5 million less per season.

Forsberg is an AHL goalie.

The forward prospect going the other ways sounds more promising.

And Carolina has Jake Bean on the way and has to figure out what to do with Haydn Fleury.

Posted by lefty.30 on 06/24/19 at 10:12 PM ET

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