On Wednesday morning, the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks announced the roster of players who will attend training camp when it opens in South Bend on Friday.
Patrick Kane is on the list, and the team confirmed that he is indeed expected to be in attendance when camp opens.
Other names of interest on the list start on the blue line, where we previously reported that veteran Jan Hejda agreed to a PTO contract with the Hawks. Also on the list are veterans Michal Rozsival, Kyle Cumiskey and Lubomir Visnovsky. Visnovsky, 39, played 53 games for the Islanders last season.
Between the pipes, the Hawks will presumably begin the season with Scott Darling and Corey Crawford. Also on the camp roster are Mark Visentin, Michael Leighton and Mac Carruth. Visentin is an intriguing name; he signed an AHL contract with Rockford earlier this summer. Brandon Hope will also attend camp.
Up front, the crowded roster will offer a lot of competition to make the NHL team. Former Hawks center Jake Dowell, who signed a PTO contract with Rockford, will be at camp. Former Hawks forward Tomas Kopecky is also on the list.
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