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Blackhawks Trade Versteeg To Toronto

Wow — didn’t see this one coming:

Faced with serious salary cap issues, the Chicago Blackhawks traded away another contributor to the Stanley Cup title team, shipping Kris Versteeg to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

The Leafs also received forward Bill Sweatt for forwards Viktor Stalberg, Chris DiDomenico and Philippe Paradis.

Obviously, salary cap issues forced this trade; this will get the Hawks closer to the number they need to be at, and allow a raise for Antti Niemi.