Apr 17, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left winger Artemi Panarin (72) reacts after a goal during the third period against the Nashville Predators in game three of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Artemi Panarin to Columbus
The Chicago Blackhawks just moments after trading Niklas Hjalmarsson traded forward Artemi Panarin to Columbus. Again, it was in exchange mostly for Brandon Saad.
Saad has experience with the Blackhawks – winning the most recent two Blackhawks Cups in Chicago.
This is a fantastic deal for Chicago. A few days after losing Marian Hossa for the year, the Blackhawks brought back a player who is very reminiscent of the demigod.
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Brandon Saad (20) carries the puck (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)