On Tuesday, the Blackhawks assigned forwards Tomas Jurco and Alex DeBrincat, defenseman Gustav Forsling and goaltender JF Berube to the IceHogs.
For Debrincat and Forsling, this is simply a paper transaction to get the Hawks salary cap compliant on time. Indications from coach Joel Quenneville is that both have made the Opening Night roster for the Blackhawks.
A good explanation of the “why” here from Capfriendly:
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