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Florida sends Frolik to Chicago in 5-player deal

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Panthers are sending right wing Michael Frolik and goalie Alexander Salak to the Chicago Blackhawks for right wing Jack Skille and two prospects.

The deal announced Wednesday night moves the 22-year-old Frolik, Florida's second-leading scorer, to the defending Stanley Cup champions, who are in a fight to return to the postseason.

The Panthers, who are trying to avoid missing the playoffs for a 10th straight season, also acquired right wing Hugh Jessiman and center David Pacan.

Skille had seven goals and 10 assists in 49 games for Chicago this season. Frolik had eight goals and 21 assists for Florida.

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