The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms with restricted free agent Michael Frolik on a three-year contract and defenseman Sami Lepisto on a one-year deal Friday.
The 23-year-old Frolik, who signed for a reported $7 million that would give him a salary cap hit of $2.3 million per season, had three goals and six assists in 28 games with the Blackhawks last season after being acquired from the Florida Panthers on Feb. 9. The winger also scored twice during the playoffs, including the first postseason penalty shot goal in franchise history in Game 6 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against Vancouver.
Lepisto scored four goals and had 12 assists in 70 regular-season games with the Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets last season.
Lepisto's deal could signal there are difficulties with the Hawks' negotiations with the one remaining restricted free agent, defenseman Chris Campoli. Campoli has a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 3.
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