Chicago Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger (16) backhands a shot as Minnesota Wild's Ryan Suter defends during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
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-Tracey Myers has a report out that says the Hawks and center Marcus Kruger are approaching agreement on a contract. The prevailing wisdom is that the two sides will agree to a two year deal, and despite the fears of some fans, the likelihood of an offer sheet for the Swedish center appears unlikely. [CSN Chicago]
-The Blackhawks are still holding their prospect camp at Johnny's IceHouse West this week, and all of the beat writers are there covering the festivities. Kim Wrona had a good recap of Day 4 of the proceedings. [Runs on Duncan]
-Kevin Hayes, a first round draft pick of the Hawks in 2010, has been having a rough go of things at Boston College, but he is trying to turn things around, as he told Mark Lazerus. [Chicago Sun-Times]
-Justin Holl was playing forward at the University of Michigan, but the Blackhawks still view him as a defenseman, and as such they are playing him on the blue line at camp. Scott Powers has the story of Holl's adjustment. [ESPN Chicago]
-According to Tim Sassone, everyone at prospect camp is looking to the example of Brandon Saad when looking at guys who have made the jump to the big leagues, but only Garret Ross actually knows Saad and played with him for two years. [Daily Herald]
-Finally, Greg Wyshynski from Puck Daddy received a set of 16 cupcakes from the NHL before the playoffs for each team. As each squad was eliminated, he would eat the cupcake, so he obviously had to save the Blackhawks cupcake for last, and in honor of the team's Stanley Cup win, he brought in a special guest to eat it for him: