NJD:

5

NYR:

3

Final

TBL:

6

BUF:

5

Final

TOR:

4

DET:

2

Final

VGK:

3

CBJ:

2

Final

DAL:

4

STL:

1

Final

FLA:

3

EDM:

4

Final

Breaking: Kurashev and C. Jones Re-sign

Philipp Kurashev
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Kyle Davidson’s busy offseason continued on Friday morning with the signings of two restricted free agents. First, Caleb Jones signed a one-year deal worth $1.35 million. Caleb came to Chicago in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers last offseason. The Arlington, Texas native played in 51 games for the Blackhawks, posting five goals and ten assists and going a -3 on the season. At 25 years old, Caleb still has the chance to grow into a nice bottom pair defenseman. This is a no-risk deal at worst, and the Blackhawks could look to flip him at the trade deadline for future draft capital.

The second player to re-sign is Davos, Switzerland native Philipp Kurashev. Kurashev signed a one-year deal worth $750K. Kurashev was taken 120th overall in the 2018 draft. Since being drafted, Kurashev has shown flashes of top-six potential but can’t find a consistent game. At times it looks like Kurashev is just going through the motions on the ice, and then times, he’s bursting by defenders and scoring goals. Kurashev never found a set role last season and was moved up and down the line up which can be difficult on a player. Last season Kurashev played in 67 games and scored six goals and 15 assists well, going a -16. If there is any coach that can get Kurashev to battle on a nightly basis, it will be Luke Richardson. Just look at the way Domi talks about him. This will be a significant season for Kurashev, who should get a taste of some PP time and maybe even a top-six role. Kurashev has the skill to be a productive NHL player just needs to find a consistent game.

These were relatively easy deals to get done, but both are no-risk deals, and both players could easily be flipped at the deadline, so again, excellent job by Kyle Davidson.

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