Chicago’s (reportedly) not accomplished but!
It appears just like the Chicago Blackhawks took our recommendation right here at SCH: Max Domi is reportedly being traded to the Dallas Stars.
Interestingly, the Stars are in Chicago to face the Blackhawks on Thursday night time — a recreation by which Domi was certain he could be within the Blackhawks lineup for only a few hours in the past.
Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli reported the potential commerce first on Thursday afternoon and Eric Engles of Sportsnet adopted up with some potential particulars, although the complete package deal from each groups has not been made official as of but.
Currently, it’s being reported that the Blackhawks will obtain a second-round choose (draft yr unknown) and goaltender Anton Khudobin for Domi and an AHL goaltender.
Domi has 49 factors (18 G, 31 A) in 60 video games with the Blackhawks, a really strong offensive manufacturing charge of 0.82 factors per recreation that was seemingly attractive to a Stars workforce that’s simply 14th within the league in targets per recreation (3.21). He ought to be particularly helpful to the Stars’ energy play — which is twelfth within the league at 22.6 % — as he’s produced eight targets and 10 assists with the man-advantage whereas with Chicago this season. Domi additionally had a three-point recreation in opposition to the Stars in Dallas final week.
Just to notice, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times talked about that he wouldn’t be stunned if Domi re-signed with the Blackhawks within the low season as a result of how a lot the winger has preferred the group and metropolis of Chicago. This clearly isn’t a assure, however one thing to be careful for in the summertime.
The particular day of the commerce can also be attention-grabbing, contemplating this tweet from the Blackhawks’ official account earlier on Thursday:
Yes, Max Domi simply turned 28.
Khudobin, 36, is a veteran goaltender who has spent all the 2022-23 season within the AHL taking part in with the Texas Stars. He at the moment has a .899 save-percentage and a pair of.89 targets in opposition to common in 24 AHL video games. The final time Khudobin obtained vital taking part in time within the NHL was with Dallas in 2020-21 when he had a .905 save-percentage and a pair of.54 targets in opposition to common in 32 NHL video games. He is within the closing yr of his contract.
The Stars wanted to maneuver Khudobin’s contract to make the commerce work. From the Blackhawks perspective, this pick-up might be damage insurance coverage for Petr Mrazek and/or Alex Stalock, in addition to a veteran addition for the Rockford IceHogs as they push for the AHL playoffs.