Blackhawks Trade F Artemi Panarin to Blue Jackets

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The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Artemi Panarin to the Columbus Blue Jackets for fellow left-winger Brandon Saad. There are other pieces involved in the trade.The Blackhawks also acquired goalie Anton Forsberg and a fifth round pick in 2018 from the Blue Jackets and send forward Tyler Motte and a sixth round pick this year to Columbus.

Saad has played with the Blue Jackets the past two seasons after the team acquired him from the Blackhawks. The 24-year-old finished with 24 goals and 29 assists in 82 games for Columbus last season. Originally a second round pick by the Blackhawks, Saad has 107 goals and 125 assists in 368 career games, split between the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets.

Panarin finished with 31 goals and 43 assists in 82 games for the Blackhawks last season, his second in Chicago. The Russian native has 61 goals and 90 assists in 162 games in the NHL since coming over from the KHL.

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