The San Jose Sharks have dealt center Michal Handzus to the Chicago Blackhawks for a fourth round pick in 2013.

Handzus dealt to Blackhawks.

Handzus dealt to Blackhawks.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I must confess I’m surprised the Sharks found any takers for Handzus. Yes, he’s a big center, but he’s slowed noticeably in recent years, and at 36, he’s coming to the end of his NHL career. Still, the Blackhawks needed depth at center, particularly on their checking lines, and Handzus is an affordable, short-term pickup.