Bickell signs 1-day contract to retire with Blackhawks

FILE – In this May 7, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) gets back on the ice after a timeout during the second period of Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the Minnesota Wild, in St. Paul, Minn. Bickell has signed a one-day contract so he can retire with the Blackhawks. Bickell was selected by Chicago in the second round of the 2004 draft and spent his first nine seasons with the Blackhawks, winning three Stanley Cup championships. He was traded to Carolina in June 2016. The 31-year-old Bickell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last November and played in just 11 games with the Hurricanes. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)


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