In a surprising move, the Blackhawks announced Saturday that they have claimed forward Andrew Ebbett off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks.
Ebbett, 26. has experience playing both center and wing, and played in 13 playoff games for the Ducks a year ago. He accumulated 32 points (8 goals, 24 assists) in 48 games with Anaheim last year. He has not scored in two games this season.
The addition of Ebbett, who won’t yet be available for Saturday night’s game against Dallas, gives the Blackhawks a crowded roster full of forwards. The Blackhawks again recalled Jack Skille from Rockford for Saturday’s game, putting the Hawks into an intriguing situation moving foward with Ebbett.
Given Ebbett’s versatility, he might steal the playing time from Skille or Colin Fraser with the fourth line. Ebbett is listed at only 5’9 and 180 pounds. According to the Blackhawks, he will wear number 15 when active with the team.