Ben Smith RW CHI 27 Days

Ben Smith has inked a two-year extension with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Smith would have become a restricted free agent this summer. The defensive forward had 14 goals and 12 assists in 75 games in 2013-14.

Ben Smith RW CHI 2 Months

The Chicago Blackhawks plan to enter into contract talks with Ben Smith in the coming weeks.

Smith is scheduled to be a restricted free agent, so there's no urgency. Still, it's fair to assume that he'll get a meaningful raise from his 2013-14 salary of $575,000.

Ben Smith RW CHI 2 Months

Ben Smith has netted two goals in his past two playoff games.

He has three markers on nine shots in six contests versus Los Angeles during the Western Conference Final. Smith scored a nice bank shot off Jonathan Quick's pad during Game 6 on Friday night.

Ben Smith RW CHI 2 Months

Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw received playing time as Chicago's second-line center in Game 3 when the team was trailing in the third period.

Joel Quenneville didn't say who would be skating alongside Patrick Kane on Monday night, but he thought the talented winger looked "dangerous" in the match.

Ben Smith RW CHI 2 Months

Ben Smith potted his second goal of the postseason in Game 2's 6-2 loss to Los Angeles.

He ended a six-game pointless drought when he gave the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead early in the second period. Los Angeles stormed back with a late goal in the second and five in the third to win the contest. Smith has four points in 14 games this playoffs.

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Ben Smith is projected to get a chance to play alongside Bryan Bickell and Jonathan Toews in Game 4 on Friday.

Smith feels he has to get better and playing alongside Toews can't hurt in that regard. Smith has a goal and three points in nine games.

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Ben Smith tallied his 11th goal of the season in Thursday's shootout win over Minnesota.

He finished the match with 18:08 of ice time and he was stopped on his shootout attempt. Smith has skated in a personal high 70 games this year with Chicago and he's earned 23 points.

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Ben Smith had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win against Detroit on Sunday.

After getting some brief stints in the NHL prior to this season, Smith has firmly established himself in the league in 2013-14. The 25-year-old doesn't have any fantasy value though in standard leagues, given his nine goals and 21 points in 61 games this season.

Ben Smith RW CHI 4 Months

Ben Smith has been getting power-play time with the Blackhawks because of Marian Hossa's upper-body injury.

"It's an opportunity that I've been hoping would come my way and I'm fortunate that it's happening - it's my turn to take advantage of it," said Smith, who normally skates on the fourth line. "With Hossa out there's some valuable ice time out there and I'm just trying to take it." He's been tasked with being Chicago's net-front presence on the man advantage. Smith has 19 points in 59 games this season.

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Ben Smith potted his eighth goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Colorado.

He has two points in his past three games to give him a total of 19 on the year. Smith had gone seven straight matches without finding the back of the net before Tuesday night.