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Chicago Blackhawks Agree to Terms with Restricted Free Agent Marcus Kruger

July 12th, 2013 at 4:51 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Friday that they have agreed to a two year deal with forward Marcus Kruger. Kruger was a restricted free agent and terms of the deal have yet to be announced. The 23-year-old forward played in 47 games in the regular season, scoring four goals and adding nine assists. He also played in 23 games throughout the postseason, in which he found the net three times and added two helpers. 

Kruger was part of a successful fourth line for the Blackhawks last season. He also scored a key goal for the Blackhawks in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final. Here is a clip of Kruger's goal courtesy of CBSEyeOnHockey.

Kruger was drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (149th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

The Blackhawks expressed interest throughout the offseason that they would like to bring Kruger back. They have also hinted that this signing will be the last major signing, with the rest of the roster spots going to players currently in their system. 

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