The Blackhawks have accepted an arbitrator's decision to award winger Kyle Calder a salary of $2.95 million for the upcoming season.
General Manager Dale Tallon had 48 hours to decline last Friday's decision, which would have made Calder an unrestricted free agent. The Hawks allowed that 48 hour window to pass and are currently finalizing a contract with Calder for this season.
Calder led the Blackhawks last year in goals, assists and points (26-33=59). Player Tracker>>