ESPNThe San Jose Sharks signed Chicago Blackhawks restricted free agent Niklas Hjalmarsson to a four-year, $14 million offer sheet.
The Blackhawks have seven days to match or they will lose Hjalmarsson and receive a first-round and third-round pick in return.
It's the first offer sheet to an NHL restricted free agent this year.
"Teams realize Chicago's position with the salary cap, and Niklas is a good, young player on the rise," Hjalmarsson's agent, Kevin Epp, said.
I really like this move. Taking advantage of a cap-pressed Blackhawks team and putting the pressure on for a young D-man with upside...