A busy trade deadline for the Blackhawks has taken yet another turn Thursday, as forward Max Domi is heading to the Dallas Stars, the team announced after their game, ironically, against the Stars.
Domi and Dylan Wells will head to Dallas in exchange for a 2025 second-round pick and goaltender Anton Khudobin. There is no salary retention, according to Frank Seravalli.
The Hawks coveted forward almost had the rare opportunity to walk to the other locker room to suit up, as he was traded to the Hawks' Thursday night opponent. But cap complications got in the way of what would've been an interesting debacle.
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Domi, who turned 28 years old on Thursday, signed a one-year deal with the Blackhawks prior to this season, and has been one of the team’s most dynamic offensive players, with 18 goals and 31 assists in 60 games. He also has been one of the team’s best faceoff takers, giving his game additional versatility.
The Blackhawks lost to the Stars in Chicago on Thursday night, 5-2. Domi did not skate in the game due to roster management, the team announced.
Khudobin, 36, is currently playing with the AHL’s Texas Stars, appearing in 24 games with a 2.89 goals against average and an .899 save percentage. He has not played for the NHL’s Stars since last season.
To make the money work in the deal, with the Stars only having just over $500,000 in cap space, Khudobin’s contract was included in the swap, as he carries a $2.2 million cap hit if the Blackhawks assign him to the minor leagues. If the Blackhawks bring him to Chicago, his cap hit would increase to $3.3 million.
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