Blackhawks reporter reveals these two players are about to be traded

Published January 27, 2024 at 0:43
The Chicago Blackhawks recently made news by extending the contracts of goaltender Petr Mrazek and forward Jason Dickinson.

However, trade talks are still swirling within the team. According to insights from Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers of The Athletic, two players, Colin Blackwell and Tyler Johnson, are likely to be on the move before the March 8th trade deadline.

Colin Blackwell, an upcoming free agent, has been a steady presence in the Blackhawks' top-six role.

However, with the team in rebuilding mode, he might be more beneficial to a playoff-bound team seeking depth in the bottom-six.

With a manageable $1.2 million cap hit, Blackwell could be an affordable addition for teams looking to enhance their 4th-line options.

Tyler Johnson, a 33-year-old veteran, has been sidelined with a right foot injury since December 31st. Expected to return during the current road trip, Johnson aims to showcase his skills for a potential trade. Despite a $5 million cap hit expiring after the season, the Blackhawks may need to retain half of that amount to facilitate a deal.

With a history of four 20-goal seasons, Johnson's recent injury struggles have impacted his production, making a trade a viable option for both player and team.

As the Blackhawks shift their focus to a younger generation, these potential trades highlight their commitment to reshaping the roster and building for the future. Stay tuned for updates as the trade deadline approaches.
January 27   |   139 answers
Blackhawks reporter reveals these two players are about to be traded

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