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NHL Rumors: Blackhawks, Nathan Beaulieu

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Chicago looking to trade Brandon Saad and Artem Anisimov

The Fourth Period: The Chicago Blackhawks really had a dynasty team but the salary cap ruined everything great they had. The Blackhawks are trying to retool the team on the fly and have let teams know that Brandon Saad and Artem Anisimov are available for a trade.

Chicago already has pending unrestricted free agent forwards Chris Kunitz and Marcus Kruger on the trade block – Kunitz owns a full no-movement clause and will have to accept a deal in order to be moved.

Saad, 26, has two-years left on his contract after this season and carries a $6 million salary cap hit.

Anisimov, 30, also has two-years left on his deal, which comes with a $4.55 million cap hit. He, however, has a limited no-trade clause as part of his contract and can list 10 teams he would accept a trade to.

Sabres defenceman Nathan Beaulieu looking to be traded

Edmonton Sun: Buffalo Sabres defenceman Nathan Beaulieu is concerned with his lack of playing time and would prefer being traded if his role doesn’t change in Buffalo.

Beaulieu’s agent said, that while he didn’t demand the Sabres trade his client, he did request they consider it if Beaulieu isn’t considered part of their future plans with his contract set to expire.

Beaulieu will “continue going about his business” and respect whatever decision the Sabres make.

The defenceman has three goals and seven points while appearing in just 26 of Buffalo’s 47 games.

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