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Report: Tomas Kopecky interested in returning to Blackhawks

Veteran forward Tomas Kopecky is reportedly open to a reunion with the Chicago Blackhawks.

The unrestricted free agent said he would be interested in rejoining the Blackhawks, adding that head coach Joel Quenneville is the best he's ever played for, according to ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers.

Kopecky played two seasons for the Blackhawks from 2009 to 2011, notching a career-high 42 points with Chicago in 2010-11.

The 33-year-old spent the last four campaigns with the Florida Panthers, who opted not to re-sign him or fellow veteran forward Scottie Upshall earlier this summer.

The Blackhawks have about $230,000 in cap space with restricted free agent Marcus Kruger still unsigned.

Kopecky was a second-round pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2000. He played four seasons with the Red Wings from 2005 to 2009 before joining Chicago.

Report: Tomas Kopecky interested in returning to Blackhawks
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