Hawks interested in Samsonov?

The Chicago Blackhawks continue their search for a running mate for Martin Havlat due to the loss of Michael Handzus, reports the Boston Globe.

While the Blackhawks aren’t actively shopping prime defenseman Brent Seabrook, according to one veteran GM, they might consider moving him if the deal is right.

With the likes of such additional young defenders in Duncan Keith and Cam Barker, the Globe hints that Seabrook would bring the biggest return.

With their two prime point men, Andrei Markov and Sheldon Souray, free to walk as of July 1, the Montreal Canadiens could get very interested in Seabrook, the Globe claims.

The paper suggests the Hawks might have interest in Sergei Samsonov, where he would be reunited with Rick Dudley (Hawks Asst. GM), his close pal from their Detroit Vipers days.