It's been quite a return for Brandon Saad to Chicago. 

Despite finding himself in Joel Quenneville's doghouse at times and dealing with injuries, he's still come close to having three 20 goal seasons. 

This year he registered 21 goals in 58 games while dealing with injury problems but he just hasn't been the first line player the Hawks' were hoping for when they re-acquired him from Columbus. 

Saad drew a lot of interest from across the NHL during the NHL trade deadline but stayed put mostly because he wasn't fully ready to come back from IR yet. 

With Hawks finding themselves in their yearly cap crunch once the season is over, Rory Boylen of Sportsnet believes that Saad will be the odd man out. 

Saad has one year left at $6million and doesn't carry any trade protection. 

Could Saad be traded out of Chicago for the second time?

Source: Sportsnet