NHL-National Hockey League roundup (Reuters)
- Updated: March 26, 2015
Kyle Baun, grandson of former NHL defenseman Bobby Baun, and defenseman Michael Paliotta agreed to terms on two-year contracts with the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. The 22-year-old Baun, a forward for Colgate, was one of the top college players available and reportedly had been pursued by more than half the teams in the NHL. – – The St. Louis Blues, battling for the top playoff seed in the Western Conference, could get a boost Saturday in the form of defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. Shattenkirk, who has missed 25 games since undergoing abdominal surgery on Feb. 5, will practice Friday and could play Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.