Joakim Nordstrom is going to get his shot at a full-time spot on the Chicago Blackhawks roster.
Nordstrom, 23, played in 54 regular-season and 10 playoff games during the last two seasons. He's mostly played at left wing on the fourth line and can be a factor on the penalty kill. The Swede has shown offensive ability in the American Hockey League -- 16 points in 23 games with the Rockford IceHogs last season -- but he has tallied just one goal and five assists in the NHL.
Nordstrom was originally selected in the third round, 90th overall, in the 2010 NHL draft by the Hawks.
Forward Marcus Kruger is now the team's only remaining free agent.