Source: Stars wanted Brandon Saad

Updated: February 16, 2012, 8:32 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

NEW YORK -- A potential deal by the Chicago Blackhawks for former Dallas Stars defenseman Nicklas Grossman never came to fruition because of the Stars' demand for 2011 second-round pick Brandon Saad to be included in the trade, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Instead, Grossman was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for a second-round pick in 2012 and a third round pick in 2013.

Saad, 19, began the year with the Hawks after a strong training camp but was sent back ...

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