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Former Chicago Blackhawk Niklas Hjalmarsson knocks $900K off Lakeview mansion

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Featuring a large side yard, the 4,600-square-foot North Side residence has been re-priced to sell quickly

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After being traded to the Arizona Coyotes last month, former Blackhawk player Niklas Hjalmarsson appears to be extremely motivated to sell his five-bedroom, six-bathroom Lakeview mansion. Days after the trade announcement, the Swedish-born defenseman and his wife listed their large Lakeview home in early July for just under $3.2 million. With no takers, the property was re-listed yesterday for $2.3 million. The roughly $900,000 adjustment equates to a discount of almost 30 percent.

The home’s current asking price is just shy of the $2.32 million the NHL player reportedly paid for the original 4,600-square-foot property in April of 2015. Since that time, the Hjalmarssons also purchased an adjacent three-flat for $900,000 and demolished the building to create a large side yard, Crain’s Chicago Business reported.

Taking the cost of the expansion into account, it appears the three-time Stanley Cup winner is going to take a bit of a hit on his Chicago real estate investment. Hjalmarsson, however, is unlikely to lose too much sleep over the deal. The 30-year-old earned an estimated $31 million during his decade-long stint with the Hawks and has signed a two-year contract with the Coyotes worth $8 million.

Update: This week’s substantial price drop was in fact the result of the home re-listing without the aforementioned side yard. A somewhat common practice when it comes to selling high-end homes on large chunks of land, a similar decoupling took place when Ann Lurie re-listed her 18,500-square-foot Gold Coast mansion without its $4 million side lot.