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Chicago brings back Carcillo for two more years

Mar 12, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

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While Dan Carcillo is on the shelf for the rest of the season with a knee injury, that’s given him plenty of time to talk about the future with the Chicago Blackhawks. With all that time on his hands, he was able to nail down a two-year contract extension with the team to remain in Chicago.

At 26-years-old, Carcillo is just hitting his stride as a player in the league and he was just starting to get comfortable with the Blackhawks when he hurt his knee back in January. Through 28 games with the Hawks this year, Carcillo put up two goals, nine assists, and 82 penalty minutes. His job is to be tough and get under the opponents’ skin and he’s very good at doing that.

With all the talk that the Blackhawks are still lacking some toughness this year, his presence has apparently been missed this year. Ever since Carcillo went down with his ACL injury, Chicago has gone 13-14-4 without him. Coincidence or not, his presence made things a bit easier on his teammates.

Update (11:34 a.m. ET): Renaud Lavoie of RDS reports that Carcillo’s deal comes with a $825,000 cap hit, a total of $1.65 million for the deal.

  1. holleywood9 - Mar 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Carbombs for two more years. Hell ya!

  2. lsxphotog - Mar 12, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Good money for a guy who looks like he’s always skating in mud. haha

  3. mgp1219 - Mar 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Good luck with that ‘hawks.

  4. firstandonlywarning - Mar 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Teams like Wings wouldn’t let him touch the ice
    While Chicago finds 10 mins a game for him and feels the need to extend him 2 more years

    LOL

  5. obamablowz - Mar 12, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Can’t score, can’t fight, can’t skate, can’t pass……2 more years….Why not?

  6. jpelle82 - Mar 12, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    didnt even know this bum still played, i thought he just got scratched a lot or played in the minors now. injury explains that but how do you explain extending a guy for 2 years with a bad ACL now and is a marginal 3rd or 4th line guy at best anyway?

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