Hawks' Hjalmarsson Registers Pair Of Assists: Niklas Hjalmarsson collected a pair of assists in Game 4 as the Blackhawks defeated the Kings, 3-2, in the Western Conference final on Thursday. (Updated 6/8/13)
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Niklas Hjalmarsson picked up some of the slack with the omission of Duncan Keith in the lineup because of a one-game suspension. He also rebounded after an injury in Game 3 when he took a puck to his left knee late in the game. (Updated 6/8/13).
Niklas Hjalmarsson was one of the top names that were supposed to be shipped out by the Blackhawks, but he was still on the roster when the summer ended. He is a shot-blocking specialist and was second on the team in that category with 142, behind only the great Brent Seabrook. He'll be a steady 15-18 point producer; don't draft for any more. (Updated 8/14/12)