The Blackhawks’ depth at center hasn’t been, well, very deep the last couple of years. That’s been evident when they’ve put left or right wings there in past situations.
Apparently the Blackhawks weren't completely done dealing after all.
The Blackhawks said goodbye to a teammate this afternoon as forward Ben Smith was traded to the San Jose Sharks for center Andrew Desjardins.
With injury comes opportunity. It’s something coach Joel Quenneville has said often.
Points are at a premium for the Blackhawks right now. They reminded themselves of that again heading into Friday night when they hosted the New Jersey Devils.