Blackhawks trade Marcus Kruger to Vegas Golden Knights

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Sunday, July 2, 2017
FILE - Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith (2) celebrates with Marcus Kruger (16) after scoring his goal against the Los Angeles Kings.
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Marcus Kruger to Las Vegas in exchange for future considerations, the team announced Sunday.

Used primarily as a checking-line forward, Kruger had five goals and 12 assists for 17 points in 70 games last season.

The Blackhawks thanked Kruger, a two-time Stanley Cup winner, on Twitter and wished him luck with the Golden Knights.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.