Hawks sign Kruger, 15/2 to win Cup

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks have re-signed forward Marcus Kruger to a two-year contract.

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The 23-year-old Kruger had four goals and nine assists in 47 games this season, helping Chicago win the Stanley Cup. He had three goals and two assists in the playoffs.

The Blackhawks announced the deal on Friday. Kruger was a restricted free agent.

Kruger has 13 goals and 26 assists in 125 career regular-season games over three seasons, all with the Blackhawks. He was selected by Chicago in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL draft.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are 15/2 to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. The Pittsburgh Penguins remain favored at 13/2 to win next season's Cup, while the Bruins are 10/1 and the Blues are 12/1. The Red Wings, meanwhile, are 14/1.

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