Versatile bottom-six forward was not tendered a qualifying offer.
It’s official: Artemi Panarin says his farewell to Chicago.
Hawks also tender qualifying offers to Dennis Rasmussen, Erik Gustafsson, Ville Pokka.
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.