Blackhawks sign Cale Morris to NHL contract as insurance policy – NBC Chicago


Hawks sign goaltender Cale Morris to NHL contract as insurance originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Blackhawks have signed goaltender Cale Morris to a one-year, entry-level contract that runs through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Friday. His cap hit is $750,000.

Morris was previously under contract with the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL. He was promoted to the Chicago cab team as an insurance policy.

The move comes hours after Kevin Lankinen was placed on COVID-19 protocol, where he joined Marc-Andre Fleury, who was placed on protocol on Monday.

Collin Delia and Arvid Soderblom were the two goaltenders in practice Friday and are expected to get dressed Saturday against Nashville. Delia should start.

Morris, 25, has played two games with Rockford this season and is 1-0-0 with a 1.64 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. He spent the majority of the season with Indy Fuel of the ECHL, where he is 6-5-2 with a 2.82 goals-against average, .898 save percentage and one shutout in 14 appearances.

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