NHL News: Marcus Kruger, Chicago Blackhawks agree to 3-year $9.25M extension

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Marcus Kruger (Photo courtesy: Lisa Gansky/Wikimedia Commons)

Marcus Kruger, who has struggled with injuries recently, has agreed to a $9.25 million, three-year contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks.

The 25-year-old center is expected to return before the start of the playoffs after a wrist surgery last December. Kruger will make $3,475,000 in each of the next two years and $2.3 million in the final season, according to ESPN.

Kruger, who was a fifth round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, made his debut in 2011. Kruger had seven goals and 10 assists in 81 games in the 2014-2015 season and was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks squad that won the Stanley Cup.

In his NHL career, Kruger has 28 goals and 57 assists in 320 career games.

Kruger has played for the Swedish ice hockey national team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, 2011 Slovakia World Championships and 2010 Canada World Junior Championships.

The new contract for Kruger will allow him to play with the Blackhawks from the 2018-2019 NHL Season.

Photo courtesy: Lisa Gansky/Wikimedia Commons

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