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Andrew Desjardins re-signs with the Blackhawks

Andrew Desjardins re-signs with the Blackhawks

Defenseman Kimmo Timonen retired and center Antoine Vermette re-signed with the Coyotes, his former team. But one of general manager Stan Bowman’s trade-deadline acquisitions is sticking around for a little while — and at a friendly price for the cap-crunching Blackhawks. Winger Andrew Desjardins agreed to a two-year contract Friday, the team announced, with a reported average cap hit of $800,000 per season in a deal that should bolster the Hawks’ fourth line. Desjardins said he took less money to stay in Chicago because of how much he and his family enjoyed the city and how much he enjoyed playing for the Hawks. “We loved it there, the entire family,”...

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