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Chicago (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks brought back Erik Gustafsson on Monday and agreed to a one-year contract with a free agent defense.
Gustafsson was released by the New York Islanders on Sunday. The deal with Chicago is worth $ 800,000.
Gustafsson’s return strengthens the Blackhawks’ blue line after the Blackhawks have lost their young defenses Caleb Jones and Wyatt Karinuk injured. Jones sprained his left wrist and Karinuk sprained his right ankle.
The Blackhawks will visit Colorado for the opening round on Wednesday.
29-year-old Gustafsson made his NHL debut in Chicago in 2015. He scored his career record with 17 goals and 43 assists in 79 Blackhawks games in the 2018-19 season.
He was traded to Calgary in February 2020 for the third round of draft topics. He played in Philadelphia and Montreal last season, scoring goals and 11 assists in 29 games.
Gustafsson has 29 goals, 102 assists in 250 career regular season games, 31 playoffs and 7 assists.
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