Hawks close to acquiring defenseman?

Hawks close to acquiring defenseman?

Posted by TimS on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 01:49
Are the Blackhawks stepping up their efforts to acquire a defenseman for the stretch run? There were plenty of rumors Monday pointing in that direction. There were eyebrows raised in Pittsburgh on Monday night when defenseman Jay McKee was a healthy scratch against Buffalo. Could McKee be headed to the Hawks? The 32-year-old McKee is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound physical, stay-at-home defenseman who interested the Hawks last summer before he signed as a free agent with the Penguins for only $800,000 after being bought out by St. Louis. A number of veteran defensemen are believed to be available, including Carolina's Aaron Ward, Toronto's Garnet Exelby and the Kings' Sean O'Donnell – all of whom have expiring contracts like McKee.
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