Report: Blackhawks exploring trade market for Kruger, Shaw
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Stan Bowman is reportedly working the phones.

The Chicago Blackhawks general manager is "shopping Marcus Kruger and putting out feelers on (a) possible trade partner for Andrew Shaw," according to the Chicago Tribune's Chris Kuc.

With the club seemingly forever in a jam with respect to the salary cap, and with free-agent defenseman Brian Campbell reportedly interested in a Chicago return, the Blackhawks may be forced to make some moves.

Kruger, 26, played 41 games with the Blackhawks this past season, recording four assists. He had one assist in seven playoff games. He's signed through 2018-19 at a cap hit of $3.083 million.

Shaw, who turns 25 on July 20, made $2 million against the cap this past season, and is a restricted free agent. He had 14 goals and 20 assists in 2015-16, and had four goals and two assists in six first-round playoff games.

Report: Blackhawks exploring trade market for Kruger, Shaw
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