04/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Samuel Pahlsson : Hawks Acquire Good Face-Off Man

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Samuel Pahlsson from the Anaheim Ducks. He brings strong face-off skills to the team despite not seeing much time due to a recent bout of mono, as the Sun-Times explains:

Pahlsson is 20th in the NHL in faceoffs, winning 53.5 percent. But he hasn't played in a game since Jan. 31 and his availability to the Hawks is uncertain. In 52 games with Anaheim he had five goals, 10 assists and was a minus-16.