Blackhawks deal Simpson to Canadiens
Chicago acquired a sixth-round draft pick from Montreal in a deal that came within hours of the NHL's trading deadline.
Simpson appeared in 45 games for the Blackhawks this season after being signed as a free agent last August. The 32-year-old defenseman had three assists and 116 penalty minutes.
He also has played with Ottawa, Anaheim, Phoenix, Florida and Calgary. Simpson, whose salary is $600,000, becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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