Blackhawks Extend Carcillo
The Chicago Blackhawks awarded Daniel Carcillo with a two-year contract extension this morning, despite the fact that he hasn't played in a game since January 2nd in Edmonton when he ended his season to injury and earned a suspension for his illegal hit on Oiler's (who now plays for the Minnesota Wild) Tom Gilbert.
Carcillo saw significant time on the Hawks' top line to add grit and a physical presence in the corners and in front of the opposing team's netminders, but also often times put his team in poor situations with his reckless play on the ice. That's the give and take you deal with when you dress players with that type of walk-the-line game.
Carcillo did amass two goals and 11 points and was a plus 10 in 28 games for the Hawks this season before going down from injury, and it appears Hawks' brass believes he can continue producing once he comes back from rehab next season.
As of this time, terms of the deal have not yet been announced.