Team Also Re-Signs Hutton, Releases Salak

(CBS) The Blackhawks re-signed forwards Brandon Bollig and Ben Smith to two-year contracts, bringing back two pieces who figure to be contributors next season.

The team also agreed to terms with goaltender Carter Hutton on a one-year contract and released goaltender Alexander Salak.

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Bollig made his NHL debut last season, playing in 18 regular season games and scored his first NHL goal in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Phoenix. He spent most of the year with the Rockford IceHogs.

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Smith also spent the majority of last season in Rockford, but scored three goals in 19 regular season games with the Blackhawks.

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Hutton posted a 11-2-1 record with the IceHogs after signing a one-year deal with the Blackhawks Feb. 24. Salak was 6-10-2 with a 2.69 goals-against-average in Rockford last season.