NHL Rumors: Blackhawks Set Asking Price For Dominik Kubalik

According to Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking for a second-round pick in any potential trade involving Dominik Kubalik. 

Kubalik is in the final year of his contract and will be a restricted free agent. However, after next season, he is eligible for unrestricted free agency if he signs a one-year deal. Due to this and GM Kyle Davidson openly stating that the Blackhawks are rebuilding, this likely will result in them pushing harder to move the 26-year-old. Lazerus and Powers also noted that there's an 80% chance we see a move occur. 

In 57 games this season, Kubalik has 11 goals, 10 assists, and a minus-17 rating. Overall, it has been a very down year for him, so his trade value is a bit lower as a result of it. Keep in mind, he's a player who just scored 30 goals as a rookie two years ago and recorded a 38-point campaign in 56 games after it. Needless to say, he has shown that he is capable of doing more, so that could make plenty of teams willing to acquire him for that price.

Alas, time will tell if Kubalik ends up being moved. At a minimum, an asking price has been set. 

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