The Blackhawks announced Monday that they have agreed to a two-year contract extension with defenseman Viktor Svedberg, which runs through the end of the 2017-18 season.
According to TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie, it's a one-way deal that carries at $750,000 cap hit, a slight raise from his current cap hit of $575,000.
Svedberg, 24, has appeared in 19 regular-season games with the Blackhawks this season, potting two goals and two assists.
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The Swedish native has one goal and 13 assists in 36 games this season with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
He was originally signed by the Blackhawks in October 2013 as a free agent.
The signing gives the Blackhawks more depth at the bottom pairing of the blue line.
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.
Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.
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The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.
On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:
We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.