The Blackhawks have added more veteran depth with the signing of free-agent forward Ryan Potulny.
TSN Canada reported the Hawks signed Potulny to a one-year, two-way contract that would pay the former Edmonton Oiler $500,000 should be make the NHL club.
Potulny had 15 goals and 17 assists in 64 games for the Oilers last season and was minus-21. Seven of his goals came on the power play.
Potulny’s is the second curious signing in the last two weeks for the Hawks, who also added former Edmonton winger Fernando Pisani as a free agent.
While it appeared there would be a number of spots open at forward for prospects such as Jack Skille, Bryan Bickell, Kyle Beach, Jake Dowell and a few others, that might not be the case anymore.
The Hawks report to training camp next week, taking the ice for the first time on Sept. 18.