Blackhawks' Newest Player Unable to Enter The USA Due to Immigration Issues

Published February 23, 2023 at 2:07 PM
BY JIM
     
The Blackhawks made a trade today, with a familiar team, the Ottawa Senators. Right before the draft last year, Davidson shipped off Alex DeBrincat there.

Well, this trade consisted of buying a contract and the other team thanking us for it. We got Nikita Zaitsev, a second round pick, and a fourth round pick for future considerations. Nikita is 31 years old and is a reported cancer to the locker room, just what we need during a rebuild. He has 5 points on the season, and is being paid $4.5 million for the next 2 years.

We probably won't see Zaitsev in a Hawks sweater for a little bit, as he is having «immigration issues.» These issues caused him to miss last night's game against the Dallas Stars; and is unknown whether he will play Saturday night's game when they travel to the West Coast to face the San Jose Sharks. It'll be interesting to see if we see him in Chicago at all. Kyle could consider buying him out or flipping him at the deadline for a bag of chips.



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