Marcus Kruger wanted to stay with the Blackhawks. He didn’t get the long-term deal he was originally looking for but he did get a deal done before training camp’s start.
The Blackhawks still had salary to shed and Marcus Kruger to sign heading into this season. On Friday, they did both.
The Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with forward Joakim Nordstrom, the team announced Wednesday.
Coach Joel Quenneville hinted that there would be changes on Thursday night, giving his patented, “we’ll see” when asked about the lineup.
The power play was the catalyst in Game 2, giving the Blackhawks momentum and, more importantly, two early goals when they needed them.