Per his agent on Twitter, right wing Brandon Segal (6’2″, 212 lbs) signed with the Chicago Blackhawks. Originally drafted by the Nashville Predators in 2002, Segal skated in 46 games with Dallas Stars last season. He notched five goals, five assists, and 91 hits.
With the glut of wingers the Blackhawks now have, it’s interesting that this signing took place, to say the least. Tab from Committed Indians suggests that there may have been a complication in Bryan Bickell’s wrist surgery recovery that drove the team to make this signing — a solid theory, but a theory nonetheless. We won’t know anything for sure until the Blackhawks make an announcement of any sort.
If you’d like to follow Brandon on Twitter, his username is @brandon_segal. He is now the fourth Blackhawk on Twitter, joining Jamal Mayers (@jamalmayers), Sami Lepisto (@samilepisto), and Steve Montador (@SteveMontador).