The expected roster addition became official just before the Chicago Blackhawks took the ice for a morning skate: Swedish center Marcus Kruger has arrived.
In an effort to, well, merely survive injuries to Dave Bolland and Patrick Sharp, the Hawks brought the 20-year-old Kruger over after his season with Djurgardens of the Swedish Elitserien (Elite League) ended.
Kruger, a 2009 Hawks draft pick, led Djurgardens with 35 points (6G, 29A) in 50 regular-season contests and shared the club lead with a +12 plus/minus rating. He will wear sweater No. 16.