Domi to sit for Blackhawks as possible Stars trade looms

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Dallas Stars close on Max Domi deal: Reports appeared first on NBC Sports Chicago

A busy trade deadline for the Chicago Blackhawks took another turn on Thursday, as Max Domi will likely be headed to the Dallas Stars.

According to reports from Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff and Sportsnet’s Eric Engels, a small goaltender also goes to the Stars in the deal. In exchange, the Blackhawks would receive a second-round draft pick and veteran guard Anton Khudobin.

Seravalli said that the agreement has not yet been completed, and both sides are still working on it.

Domi, who turned 28 on Thursday, signed a one-year deal with the Blackhawks before this season, and has been one of the team’s most dynamic offensive players, with 18 goals and 31 assists. ‘ help in 60 games. He has also been one of the best forwards in the team, bringing more flexibility to his game.

The Blackhawks play the Stars in Chicago on Thursday night, but Domi will not skate in the game due to roster management concerns, the team says.

Khudobin, 36, currently plays with the AHL’s Texas Stars, appearing in 24 games with a 2.89 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. He has not played for the NHL’s Stars since last season.

To make the money work in the deal, with the Stars having just over $500,000 in cap space, Khudobin’s deal was included in the swap, as it carries a $2.2 million cap hit. if the Blackhawks assign him to the minor leagues. If the Blackhawks take him to Chicago, his cap hit would increase to $3.3 million.

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