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Blackhawks hand Carcillo a one-way deal reportedly worth $550K

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with teammate Daniel Carcillo #13 after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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With speculation swirling about the Chicago Blackhawks possibly moving valuable defenseman Nick Leddy because of cap concerns, it sounds like the team is going forward with bringing Dan Carcillo into the fold. Word broke that he received a training camp contract on Friday, but now he has a full-fledged deal with the team.

It’s a one-year deal worth $550K, and probably most importantly, it’s one-way (according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston and ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun).

That’s not a huge chunk of cash, yet considering how polarizing the 29-year-old super-pest is, it’s somewhat awkward timing for some Blackhawks fans.

Here are some of the tamer reactions:

Carcillo’s been a (small) part of some successful teams lately. He played 57 games spread nearly in half between the 2014 Stanley Cup Finalists, starting off with the Los Angeles Kings and then moving on to the New York Rangers; he managed to get into eight playoff games for New York. Of course, he won a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2013, making this photo a nice way to taunt his greatest detractors:

Chicago Blackhawks Victory Parade And Rally

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 28: Daniel Carcillo #13 of the Chicago Blackhawks holds the Stanley Cup Trophy during the Blackhawks Victory Parade and Rally on June 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Even if there are times that his antics can be just as detrimental to his team as they may be to opponents, the unhappy reactions probably have a lot to do with timing. Then again, it rarely feels out of place to discuss controversies and Carcillo.

Update: It looks like Peter Regin is the odd man out after the Carcillo signing:

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