Blackhawks acquire center Handzus from Sharks
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Center Michal Handzus, then with the Los Angeles Kings, celebrates his game winning goal past Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard. The Blackhawks acquired Handzus in a trade with the San Jose Sharks.
Associated Press/February 2012
The Blackhawks have acquired veteran center Michal Handzus from the San Jose Sharks for a fourth-round draft pick.
The Hawks had been looking for a center other than Jonathan Toews who could win faceoffs and Handzus wins them at a better than 55 percent clip.
Handzus, 36, appeared in eight games with the Hawks in 2006-07 with his season ending early because of a torn ACL in his knee. He signed a four-year contract with Los Angeles the following summer.
Handzus has a $2.5 million cap hit but will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.
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