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Arizona/Carolina Trade

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Marcus Kruger and a third-round draft choice in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Jordan Martinook and a fourth-round draft choice in 2018.

"We are very pleased to add Marcus to the Coyotes," said Chayka. "Marcus is a solid, two-way center who is very responsible defensively and has good speed and skill. He's an excellent penalty-killer and will provide us with good depth at the center ice position." 

The 27-year-old Kruger registered 1-5-6 and 28 penalty minutes (PIM) in 48 games with the Hurricanes this season. The 6-foot, 186-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden has totaled 34-77-111 with 204 PIM in 446 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks and Hurricanes. He helped Chicago win Stanley Cup championships in 2013 and 2015.

Kruger scored a career-high nine goals in 2011-12 and collected a career-best 28 points in 2013-14. He was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (149th overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.

Martinook recorded 26-39-65 and 103 PIM in 247 career games with the Coyotes.

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Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Marcus Kruger From The Vegas Golden Knights

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forward Marcus Kruger from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft.

"We were determined to bring in experienced players with winning pedigrees and Marcus is another addition who fits that mold," said Francis. "He's a solid, two-way center who has achieved success both in the NHL and internationally."

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Chicago Sends Marcus Kruger To The Vegas Golden Knights

Wiil they in turn trade him?


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Three-Year Extension For Marcus Kruger In Chicago

via the Chicago Blackhawks,

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Marcus Kruger on a three-year contract extension, which runs through the end of the 2018-19 National Hockey League season.

Kruger, 25, registered one assist in 33 games with Chicago this season, prior to being placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 28. The two-time Stanley Cup champion recorded 17 points (7G, 10A) in 81 games with the Blackhawks last season en route to the 2015 Stanley Cup championship. He added four points (2G, 2A) over 23 postseason games, including a triple-overtime tally in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks. Kruger led team forwards with 180:01 of shorthanded time on ice in the regular season and ranked second with a 53.3 faceoff win percentage.

The Stockholm, Sweden, native has totaled 85 points (28G, 57A) over 320 career NHL games, all with Chicago. He was also a member of the Blackhawks’ 2013 Stanley Cup championship team and has collected 14 points (6G, 8A) in 76 career postseason contests. Kruger was drafted by Chicago in the fifth round (149th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Numerous reports state the total deal is for $9.25M.

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Marcus Kruger Out Around Four Months After Surgery On Dislocated Wrist

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The One-Year Good Faith Deal For Marcus Kruger

from Scott Powers of ESPN,

Marcus Kruger was patient with the Chicago Blackhawks throughout the offseason; he put aside his desire for a long-term deal and ultimately agreed to a very cap-friendly one-year contract.

Kruger’s agent J.P. Barry is hopeful the Blackhawks will reward his client for that in the future. Kruger, who was a restricted free agent, agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract on Friday. He’ll become a restricted free agent again after the 2015-16 season.

“The reality is you do the deal now,” Barry said by phone on Monday. “Everybody knows, Chicago knows, he wants to be there. He wants to continue the discussion of a long-term deal. There’s a lot of good faith. From our standpoint, the strategy now is for Chicago to work hard to open up cap room and do an extension later this year.”


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Hawks preparing for salary cap ‘hell to break loose’

From the Chicago Tribune's Chris Kuc:

As the Stanley Cup was being hoisted just a few feet away after the Blackhawks' victory over the Lightning in Game 6, one player stood on the ice at the United Center and matter-of-factly said, "all hell is going to break loose soon."

He wasn't referring to the raucous celebration that has been ongoing since the Hawks won their third Cup in six seasons, but the roster turnover that is looming because of salary-cap issues.

The Hawks have been through this before, jettisoning half the roster after winning their first Cup in 49 years in 2010. The damage wasn't as significant after the 2013 championship, but change is inevitable and it doesn't take a math whiz to understand why.

Including three goaltenders, one of whom won't be on the opening-night roster — most likely Antti Raanta — and excluding restricted free agents Brandon Saad and Marcus Kruger, the Hawks have 15 players signed for next season with cap hits totaling roughly $65 million. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said recently that the cap for next season, expected to be announced this week, will come in around $71 million.

"I guess everyone wants to know if it's a good number or a bad number," Hawks general manager Stan Bowman said. "Obviously, if it were $80 million it would be easier for us. If it's going to be $70 (million) or 71, whatever it will be, we'll make it work. If it comes in at 69.5 or 71.5, that could be the difference between what we decide to do."


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Videos- Brent Seabrook Takes A Skate To The Face And Thomas Vanek A Major For Boarding

Brent Seabrook took a skate to the face in this scramble in front of Chicago's net.  He did return to the game.



In Chicago's 4-2 win over Minnesota, Thomas Vanek put this hit on Marcus Kruger and received a major for boarding.

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