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Source: Brandon Saad, Hawks in talks

Updated: October 3, 2011, 10:54 AM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Blackhawks and second-round pick Brandon Saad are in contract talks, according to a source familiar with the situation, which means the 18-year-old winger from Pittsburgh is likely to break training camp with the team.

Saad has been the biggest surprise in camp, easily outlasting most other prospects, including two players drafted ahead of him in June's entry-level draft.

Saad played in six of seven preseason games and impressed coaches with his skills and hockey ...

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