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Predators Acquire Ryan Hartman From Blackhawks

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The Preds make a move on deadline day to shore up their forward depth, but they gave up quite a bit.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Update from the Predators

Just announced from the Predators:

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has acquired forward Ryan Hartman and a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a first-round and fourth-round pick in this year’s draft and forward Victor Ejdsell.

See more here.

The first word of this came from LeBrun, after some speculation from various NHL pundits.

Hartman isn’t a splash by any means, but he’s a decent player. However, here’s the return for Chicago:

A first round pick and a top 10 prospect (by some standards) for Hartman? Ugh. I don’t like the cost, especially if just a depth guy. At least he is young.