The Chicago Blackhawks are attempting to bring back restricted free agent forward Dennis Rasmussen, although a deal has not yet been reached. However, it appears the Blackhawks are in good position to retain Rasmussen.
Source: #Blackhawks and Dennis Rasmussen's camp have had lots of discussions. Both want him to return. Waiting for cap/expansion draft, tho.— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 18, 2017
Rasmussen's qualifying offer would be the new league minimum of $650,000, and if the #Blackhawks QO him, he'll almost certainly be back.— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 18, 2017
Rasmussen had only four goals and four assists this year, but he did score in the playoffs. He's not a front-line forward, but he does provide the depth the Blackhawks need. With Marcus Kruger apparently on his way to Vegas, the Blackhawks could use someone like Rasmussen.
With a qualifying offer of just the league minimum, Rasmussen is a cheap option for a Blackhawks team with limited salary cap space. He'll turn 27 early in July.
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