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Blackhawks trade Andrew Shaw to Columbus for two-way forward Alex Goligoski

The Chicago Blackhawks have sent forward Alex Guris to Columbus in exchange for two forwards. 

Alex Goliges was the fourth-round pick (No. 116) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2018 NHL Draft. 

Goligos is expected to be placed on waivers. 

“We have a lot of depth on our blue line right now,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. 

“[Goliger] will help us out on the power play.” 

Golegoski, 19, was an alternate captain of the Blue Jackets last season and helped them to the playoffs. 

He was one of four players who scored 10 or more goals for Columbus last season. 

His first NHL goal came in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on April 8. 

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound forward scored his first goal on Jan. 20 against the Buffalo Sabres. 

Before the 2018-19 season, Goligas had played for the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils. 

At the time, the Columbus Dispatch’s David Pollack reported that Goligus would play in the AHL for the second straight season.

The Blackhawks will send center Ryan Murray, center Mike McKenna and defenseman Trevor Lewis to Columbus. 

They also acquired forward Nick Bjugstad, who was selected No. 7 overall by the New Jersey Nets in the 2017 NHL Draft and has been playing in the QMJHL. 

Bjugstad has three goals and six assists for nine points in 19 games for the Binghamton Senators this season.

“We feel like we have a solid foundation,” Quennevill said.

“We are just getting our feet under us and seeing how it goes.” 

Chicago will start the season at the United Center against the Columbus Yellow Jackets on Friday.