Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger agree to three-year extension

Tuesday March 8th, 2016

Marcus Kruger and the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a three-year extension, the team announced Tuesday.

The Chicago Tribune reports the deal will pay Kruger $9.25 million. He signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal prior to the season.

Kruger, 25, has spent his entire three-year career with Chicago and has been a part of two Stanley Cup titles with the team, in 2013 and 2015. He recorded 17 points last season, and logged 33 games this season before being placed on injured reserve Dec. 28. He was originally expected to miss four months and could return for the postseason.

In 320 career games, Kruger has 85 points, serving primarily on the team’s third and fourth lines.

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The Blackhawks entered Tuesday in first place in the Western Conference, with 87 points and a record of 41–21–5.

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