Puck-moving defenseman lost his spot in the lineup after the Johnny Oduya trade.
No matter who wins the Stanley Cup Final, it’ll be a changing of the guard.
Panik will make $2.8 million in each of the next two seasons — a hefty raise from the $875,000 he made this past season.
Scott Darling signed a four-year, $16.6-million contract with the Hurricanes Friday.
2016 second-round pick had 65 goals and 127 points in 62 games with the Erie Otters.
Goalie, who grew up in Lemont, will be an unrestricted free agent July 1.
Blackhawks president offers full support for Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville, but he’s “looking for improvement.”