Blackhawks continue trimming training camp roster


The Chicago Blackhawks continue working their way down to the final cuts in training camp. Over the weekend, Chicago cut their roster down to 30 players, with defenseman Philip Holm and forward Jacob Nilsson clearing waivers and being sent to the Rockford IceHogs.

Blackhawks trim training camp roster down to 30

The Blackhawks opening night roster is coming into a clear view as the regular season inches closer. With the roster moves over the weekend and Monday included, here are the players who have been sent to the Rockford IceHogs, or back to their Junior teams.

The following players were re-assigned:

  • Nicolas Beaudin
  • Lucas Carlsson
  • MacKenzie Entwistle
  • Alexandre Fortin
  • Alexis Gravel
  • Brandon Hagel
  • Mikael Hakkarainen
  • Matthew Highmore
  • Philip Holm
  • Reese Johnson
  • Chad Krys
  • Graham Knott
  • Philipp Kurashev
  • Kevin Lankinen
  • Dylan McLaughlin
  • Jacob Nilsson
  • Nathan Noel
  • Jack Ramsey
  • Jake Ryczek
  • Dylan Sikura
  • Tyler Sikura
  • Tim Soderlund
  • Matt Tomkins
  • Joni Tuulola
  • Kris Versteeg
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Brandon Hagel at the Traverse City rookie tournament. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

Chicago is left with 17 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goalies in camp. The regular season opens in Prague, Czech republic against the Flyers in 11 days.

The Blackhawks are back in action on Wednesday night as they host the Washington Capitals for their fifth preseason game and final home contest until the regular season home opener against the San Jose Sharks on October 10. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

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    The NHL regular season continues to creep up as the Chicago Blackhawks progress through their training camp. After making their first cut on Thursday,
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    HA there are more – way more actually – IceHogs I’m cheering on than current Hawks.

    At least 3-4 if not 5-6 I’m coaching the big club, on my roster. HA AGAIN that is, if Bowman jr’s contract offering idiocy (sorry I can no longer think of a less “mean-spirited” adjective), hadn’t locked up that number of roster spots (#7, Smith, Carpenter, Maata, daHaan & yeah Nylander, too. Gimme Joker – a RHD – 8 days a week over Perlini 2.0 (i.e. “all hat no cattle (skills / want to.)

    Being fair tho – trying to be anyway – Lehner signing clearly a good move for sure.

    I know this is a snarky comment but this ’19-20 season the least optimistic (or put another way, the most clear-eyed) I’ve been in years. Just the same …



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