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Former Chicago Blackhawks We’d Like To See, Not See Again In Chicago

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Apr 2, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) brings the puck up ice as Buffalo Sabres left wing C.J. Smith (49) pursues during the first period at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) brings the puck up ice as Buffalo Sabres left wing C.J. Smith (49) pursues during the first period at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) makes a pass during the third period in game five against New York Rangers of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /

Phillip Danault

This one probably gets lost in the shuffle, considering some of the big names that have gone around him. Plus, Danault was traded mid-season, and most people just remember the disappointments who came back in exchange for him.

Danault was touted as the next Marcus Kruger, and he was filling in for Kruger while the latter had a broken wrist in the 2015-16 season. Then, the Blackhawks stunned us all by moving Kruger to Montreal in a trade-deadline deal.

Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann were flops with Chicago, while Danault has turned into a steady center for the Canadiens. The 24-year-old had 40 points in a full 82-game campaign last season. I would take that on the bottom six right now in Chicago, especially at a cap hit of $912,500.

Should Blackhawks want him back: Yes.

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