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Blackhawks agree to terms with defenseman Michael Liambas, Cameron Schilling

Chicago adds two for defensive depth for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

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The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman Michael Liambas on a one-year deal, and defenseman Cameron Schilling to a two-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

Both are left-handed shots.

Limabas, 26, had five goals and three assists in 54 games with the Nashville Predators AHL affiliate, Milwaukee Admirals last season. He has registered 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) during 141 career AHL games from 2012-15 with Milwaukee.

Schilling, 26, whose deal is one-way in the second season is worth $575,000. He appeared in six NHL games during parts of the last three seasons. He played four games with the Washington Capitals last season, and spent most of the season with their AHL affiliate, Hershey Bears, where he recorded 18 points in 63 games.

Schilling was signed by the Capitals as a free agent out of the Miami University of Ohio in 2012.

Both signees will likely play for the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, with prospects Stephen Johns, Trevor van Riemsdyk and possibly Kyle Cumiskey, if he is re-signed, competing for spots on the NHL roster. The recent trade of Michael Paliotta to the Blue Jackets, and trade of Klas Dahlbeck to Arizona this past winter have thinned out the Rockford blue line.

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