The Dallas Stars have placed goalie Antti Niemi on waivers. The former Blackhawk goalie Niemi is due to make $4.5 million next season.
Michal Kempny, Gustav Forsling and Jan Rutta all will get a chance to be major players next season.
With eight or more regulars gone, Joel Quenneville has a new a puzzle to put together.
The Blackhawks hosted the NHL Draft for the first time this weekend, and it appears to have been a success.
It wasn’t until his agent called and asked him to submit a list of 10 teams to which he’d accept a trade that Hjalmarsson knew his time was up.
Toews and Quenneville weren’t doing much smiling on draft weekend as they tried to wrap their heads around a dizzying three-day span.
The Blackhawks have nine NHL Draft picks for Saturday and used their first one to draft Ian Mitchell.