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Friday, July 23, 2010
Updated: July 24, 10:14 PM ET
Source: Hawks, Bickell agree on deal

By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks and Bryan Bickell have reached an agreement on a three-year deal, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Bickell started the first few games of the playoffs on the first line with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews.

The 6-4, 223-pound forward should help fill the void created by the trades of burly wingers Dustin Byfuglien and Ben Eager.

Bickell scored a goal and had four assists in three regular-season games, and he had an assist in four playoff games.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com.