On Thursday morning the Chicago Blackhawks sent rookie defenseman Adam Boqvist to Rockford.
This move indicates Connor Murphy will be activated soon, which was clear when he joined the team on the trip to Vegas and skated with the team in regular practice.
Boqvist was the most logical immediate move because he doesn’t require waivers to be sent down.
In six games with the Blackhawks the 19-year-old scored one goal and averaged 14:27 of ice time per game. He was credited with five hits, three blocked shots and two takeaways. He saw 9:13 in power play ice time over his six appearances.