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Blackhawks agree to 2-year deals with forwards Bollig, Smith

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 1:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Blackhawks agree to 2-year deals with forwards Bollig, Smith

CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks say the team has agreed to terms with forwards Brandon Bollig and Ben Smith on two-year contracts.

The 25-year-old Bollig was an NHL rookie last season, playing in 22 games, including four playoff games. He has eight goals, seven assists and 285 penalty minutes in 111 career games over parts of three AHL seasons in Rockford.

The 23-year-old Smith has six goals in 26 games over the past two seasons. A sixth-round pick in the 2008 draft, Smith had 15 goals and 16 assists in 38 games with Rockford this past season.

The Blackhawks also said Monday they have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with goaltender Carter Hutton and released goaltender Alexander Salak.

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