Blackhawks Place Morin, Tropp On Waivers

According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA, the Chicago Blackhawks have placed forward Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp on waivers on Friday. Morin and Tropp were both acquired from the Blue Jackets in the deal sending Brandon Saad to Columbus.

Morin, 24, was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the second round (45th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft. He was acquired by the Blackhawks in the summer of 2010 in the blockbuster deal that sent, among others, Dustin Byfuglien to Atlanta.

In December of last year, the Hawks traded Morin to Columbus for defensemen Tim Erixon, who was later placed on waivers; Erixon was claimed by Toronto.

Morin has scored 10 goals with 12 assists in 82 regular season games at the NHL level.

11 thoughts on “Blackhawks Place Morin, Tropp On Waivers

  1. So if they clear they’ll head to Rockford, unless one or both refuse to report.

    As a side note, it’s a good time to put them on waivers, the waiver wire is rather cluttered at the moment and it’s early enough in the preseason that teams are still looking closely at their own guys. Maybe they can slide through, but if not, that’s the way it goes …

  2. I probably shouldn’t open this can of worms, but I wonder what the conversation between Stan Bowman, Jeremy Morin, and his agent was like?

    Part of me says “what’s the difference” and part of me thinks Morin’s only option right now (if not claimed) is to tear it up in the AHL and hope for a trade (again). Gotta feel a little bad for the guy but it’s an ultra competitive league and that’s the way it goes sometimes.

  3. Hof: What happens if Morin refuses to report, what are his options then? And how long do teams have to claim someone from waivers? Thanks.

  4. Just got cell service after being in new Mexico for 2 weeks. Looks like I missed a lot.

    Morin’s knock has been skating. Unfortunately for him that’s a sticking point with Q. I remember his first NHL game he laid out to block a shot and took it behind the knee. If unclaimed I hope he tears up the A and forces his way into the lineup

  5. I believe it’s 24 hours on the wire. If he refuses to report the Hawks would suspend him and he’s in limbo until he reports or is traded.

  6. Ernie answered the question, I thought it was 48 hours but no matter.

    I doubt Morin would refuse to report, by the way. He had a tough year last year with some health issues and I suspect he’d want to play and prove himself, even if it is the AHL. Opportunities and trades arise at the strangest times and I’d bet his agent would tell him the same thing.

  7. Morin will go down on the list with a bunch of prospects that just never cut it. It ashame because his brief stint w the big club showed some promise when he received top 6 minutes. in 13-14 Morin skated 24 games getting 11 pts. Then w a similar sample size 28 games on Columbus only 6. I’m not sure where he was playing in the lineup. I think when playing with the right teammates Morin has enough talent to make plays. I’d be surprised if someone doesnt take a chance on him.

    That being said, I am extremely curious to see how Saad does in Columbus, and if his numbers take a similar dip. I’m starting to think that Dano might rack up more points then Saad if getting those top 6 mins. Excited to see more of Dano tonight.

    What is very encouraging is Dano and Tuevo skating top minutes this season because both appear to be tremendous upside.

  8. Morin has a one-way $800k contract. He will report to Tim Buck Too if necessary. I predict he will be claimed and this will all be moot. He is a cheap hire w/ his skill set. If he lands w/ the right team, he will get a chance to prove himself.

  9. I would be very surprised if either of these guys are claimed. I feel bad for Morin but given his health issues last year (which I believe were related to irregular heart beat) I believe he will need to prove himself again in the AHL to get another chance in the NHL.

  10. “Starting twelve days before the start of the season and ending on the day of each team’s final game, teams wishing to loan players on their active rosters to any other league must first place the player on waivers. Every day at noon Eastern Time, the league publishes the list of players on waivers. For a 24 hour period following publication of the list, players on waivers cannot be loaned or traded. All other teams in the league are eligible to claim any player on waivers. If no team places a claim, then the team can loan the player to another league.”

  11. The good thing for Morin us that Ted Dent is a huge fan of his. He mentioned in interview that he thinks Morin is an everyday nhler. I think Morin will go down and score plenty of goals for Rockford but don’t be combing the transactions fora call up.

    He’s on waivers cuz stanbo wants to give him a chance to catch on elsewhere.

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