Marcus Kruger returns to Blackhawks on one-year deal

Marcus Kruger and the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.

The deal is worth $1.5 million, according to a source.

The Blackhawks were able to re-sign Kruger, who was a restricted free agent, after they cleared cap space by trading Kris Versteeg to the Carolina Hurricanes earlier Friday.

Kruger led Blackhawks forwards in penalty-kill ice time last season and had seven goals and 10 assists in 81 regular-season games. He had two goals and two assists and averaged 15:06 of ice time during the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup run.

Kruger, 25, has been a part of two Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks and has played in 287 regular-season games over the past five seasons.

He was the Blackhawks' last remaining unsigned restricted free agent.