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Shaw's agent intends to talk contract with Blackhawks at draft

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Andrew Shaw's agent plans to meet with the Chicago Blackhawks' brass next week to begin working on a new deal.

Pat Brisson told Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune he intends to meet with the club - presumably general manager Stan Bowman - at the upcoming NHL draft.

Chicago cleared cap space Wednesday by trading forwards Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes for a pair of draft picks.

Related - Blackhawks' Bowman: Trading Bickell helps ability to re-sign Shaw

The move gave Chicago about $5 million in additional cap flexibility for a total of about $9.5 million.

Shaw would become a restricted free agent if he's not signed by July 1. His cap hit was $2.5 million last season.

The 24-year-old winger recorded 14 goals and 34 points in 78 games.

Shaw was suspended one game for directing a homophobic slur toward an official during the Blackhawks' first-round series against the St. Louis Blues.

The NHL draft takes place Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

Shaw's agent intends to talk contract with Blackhawks at draft
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