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Marcus Kruger | Center | #16

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 186
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 5 (149) / CHI
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Although Marcus Kruger wasn't selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, that might still be his destination.
Chicago reportedly might trade Kruger to Vegas in exchange for a defenseman. He doesn't bring much to the table offensively, but he's strong without the puck and when it comes to killing penalties. While parting ways with Kruger would be a tough pill for the Blackhawks to swallow, they could use the $3,083,333 in cap relief that a trade would provide. Jun 22 - 4:19 AM
Source: CSN Chicago

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It seems almost a certainty that Marcus Kruger will be selected by the Vegas Knights in the upcoming expansion draft.

The Blackhawks love Kruger's two-way game, but they simply can't afford him with two years left on a $9.25 million contract. It is being reported that Vegas has made a deal to take Kruger in the draft. We shall see if that is true. If it turns out that that is not the case,look for the Hakws to move Kruger in a trade.
Jun 11 - 11:37 AM

Marcus Kruger isn't paying attention to the speculation that he might be done with the Chicago Blackhawks.

"We all know what happens in the summer, and there's going to be a new team coming in and all of that stuff," Kruger said. "We have a history, too, of not being able to keep players. That's part of the business side of things, but I don't put too many thoughts into that. Right now I'm here, so I'm focused on [this], but it's going to be interesting to see what happens in the summer." He will likely be exposed in the expansion draft and could be traded if the Golden Knights don't take him.
May 15 - 11:40 AM

Marcus Kruger has decided to play for Team Sweden in the 2017 World Championships.

Kruger is taking part in the tournament because Chicago was swept by Nashville in the first round. He had five goals and 17 points in 70 regular season games.
Apr 24 - 12:09 PM

Marcus Kruger scored one goal and had an assist during Tuesday night’s 4-3 OT loss to the Avalanche.

Kruger assisted on a goal by Ryan Hartman and then scored the team's third to build a 3-0 lead. However, the Avalanche rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory. This was his only his second multi-point game of the season. His first came December 17 against the Blues.
Apr 5 - 12:03 AM

Marcus Kruger scored a goal in a 5-1 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

Kruger has chipped in four goals and 15 points in 65 games this season. At least it's better than the four assists he had in 41 appearances last year.
Mar 30 - 10:01 AM

Marcus Kruger (illness) is expected to be available to return Thursday.

He didn't play Tuesday against San Jose because of an illness, but he was back on the ice for practice Wednesday.
Feb 2 - 8:52 AM

Marcus Kruger will probably play Thursday night.

Kruger has been out of action since Dec. 30 because of a hand injury. He skated between Andrew Desjardins and Marian Hossa during Wednesday's practice.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jan 26 - 9:24 AM

Marcus Kruger won't play in Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Kruger was activated off injured reserve earlier today, but the Blackhawks still aren't comfortable inserting him into the lineup just yet. He hasn't played since Dec. 30. Jordin Tootoo and Michal Rozsival will serve as healthy scratches in tonight's game.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 24 - 8:21 PM

Marcus Kruger (hand) has been removed Chicago's injured reserve list.

It looks like he will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night. His odds of playing will increase if Dennis Rasmussen is not able to suit up due to an illness.
Jan 24 - 2:23 PM

Marcus Kruger (hand) might be ready to return Tuesday night.

He skated again in the morning, but didn't take part in line rushes. Still, he could play if an illness prevents Dennis Rasmussen from dressing.
Jan 24 - 1:00 PM

Marcus Kruger (hand) skated Sunday morning, but didn't take part in line rushes.

He also did some solo faceoff work at the end of the session. Kruger has been out of action since December 30th with a hand injury. At least he appears to be making some progress now. That said, there is still no timetable for his return to action.
Jan 22 - 12:19 PM

Marcus Kruger could need another three weeks to heal up from his hand injury.

Kruger has yet to dress since the calendar turned to 2017, and now isn't expected to return until February. Which is bad news if you're Chicago. The veteran pivot has 10 points in 39 games so far this season.
Jan 14 - 1:52 PM

Marcus Kruger (upper body) is expected to resume skating on Friday.

Kruger has been regarded as week-to-week and he last played on Dec. 30. Kruger isn't expected to return for at least another week. He has two goals and 10 points in 39 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 12 - 2:45 PM

The Blackhawks have placed Marcus Kruger on I/R retroactive to Dec. 30th with an upper body injury.

He's still considered week-to-week. Kruger has 10 points in 39 games so far this season.
Jan 1 - 5:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Tanner Kero
4Marcus Kruger
5Vince Hinostroza
6John Hayden
LW1Ryan Hartman
2Brandon Saad
3Nick Schmaltz
4Dennis Rasmussen
5Andrew Desjardins
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Jordin Tootoo
5Tomas Jurco
6Kyle Baun
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
4Connor Murphy
5Johnny Oduya
6Michal Kempny
7Michal Rozsival
8Gustav Forsling
G1Corey Crawford
2Anton Forsberg
3Jeff Glass