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Blackhawks acquire Christian Ehrhoff from Los Angeles for Rob Scuderi

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Blackhawks acquire Christian Ehrhoff from Los Angeles for Rob Scuderi

The Blackhawks made another move on Friday, acquiring defenseman Christian Ehrhoff from Los Angeles for Rob Scuderi.

With the move, the Blackhawks shed a little more salary. Scuderi has one season remaining on his current contract and the Blackhawkstook on $2.25 million of his cap hit (the Pittsburgh Penguins retained the other $1.125 million per season). According to Elliotte Friedman, the Blackhawks retained 50 percent of Scuderi’s salary while the Kings retained 15 percent of Ehrhoff’s salary. Ehrhoff was on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million this season.

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The Blackhawks acquired Scuderi from Pittsburgh – in exchange for Trevor Daley – in December. When he first arrived, Scuderi was rotating with Michal Rozsival in the Blackhawks’ lineup. But over the several weeks, Rozsival had played more often. Scuderi was put on/cleared waivers last week and was reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs.

Ehrhoff has two goals and eight assists in 40 games with the Kings but also went through waivers earlier this month. Ehrhoff cleared and was sent to the Ontario Reign, on Feb. 11.

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Blackhawks release 2018-19 schedule

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Blackhawks release 2018-19 schedule

Uncap those markers and start circling your calendars, Blackhawks fans. The 2018-19 season is officially out.

The Blackhawks will kick off their 91st campaign in franchise history with a road contest against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The home opener is set for Oct. 7, with an Original Six matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 6 p.m.

The Blackhawks have 14 back-to-back games, and the longest road trip of the season is three, which takes place five times over the course of the season; the longest homestand is four games, from Dec. 12-18.

The biggest highlight of the season will be the Original Six Winter Classic Showdown between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins on Jan. 1 at Notre Dame Stadium. It will be the sixth outdoor appearance for Chicago, and fourth in the Winter Classic.

The Blackhawks will also square off with the defending champion Washington Capitals on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m., and welcome them to Chicago on Jan. 20, set for NBC's Game of the Week at 11:30 a.m.

Here's a look at the full schedule: