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Blackhawks: All the players playing for a contract this season

By Jimmy Lynch
Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks, Dylan Strome #17 Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks, Dylan Strome #17 Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks
Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports /

Marc-Andre Fleury (7 million)

Who knows whether or not Marc-Andre Fleury will re-sign with Chicago at the end of the season. If he is still interested in playing then I could see a deal getting worked out. He is not going to want to move his family out here only to move them again at the end of the season. Hopefully, Fleury stays in Chicago for three or four years and wins a championship with Chicago to end his career.

Kevin Lankinen ($800,000)

Lankinen probably will be asking for two million when this contract is up. He deserves it too. The goalie served as the starter during last season, and depending on how many games he gets into next year he would be a good player for the roster to sign long-term to serve as the goalie of the future.

Players in the system looking for contracts after next season: 

Cameron Morrison, Matej Chalupa, Mike Hardman, Reese Johnson, Andrei Altybarmakyan, Mackenzie Entwistle, Chad Krys, Collin Delia, Malcolm Subban

"The Chicago Blackhawks need Jonathan Toews this season"

I think most of the players in the system looking for contracts will get them except for maybe either Delia or Subban. If they do not work out in the NHL with Chicago then they probably will take their talents elsewhere to see if they can make someone else’s lineup. Arguably they should be able to be back up goalies in some organization.

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