Blackhawks Send Nick Leddy To Rockford

In a shocking move on Sunday morning, the Blackhawks have sent top prospect Nick Leddy to Rockford.

Leddy ranked third on the team in blocked shots after Saturday night’s game behind only Duncan Keith and Nick Boynton, and has been seeing time on the Hawks second defensive pair.

This move comes after Niklas Hjalmarsson returned from his two-game suspension on Saturday. It appears that Jassen Cullimore will stay in Chicago, at least until Brian Campbell is healthy.

With Campbell out of the lineup, Leddy served as an effective secondary puck-moving defenseman. Cullimore, Boynton and John Scott are all more physical players, and both Cullimore and Scott have been embarrassed by their poor skating in the last week. Jordan Hendry, the other option on the blue line, isn’t very physical and doesn’t handle the puck well.

Leddy will be back in Chicago soon. This move does not make much sense to the immediate needs for the Blackhawks on the ice, and Leddy’s confidence appeared to be improving with each game.

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2 Responses to Blackhawks Send Nick Leddy To Rockford

  1. Jay says:

    I think you’re really over reacting about this. Leddy is not ready, and in these tough games coming this week STL, VAN, STL. Leddy would have been ripe for the picking. In the state that the Hawks are in currently, they need veteren guys in the lineup that can handle physical play.. Leddy cannot handle that yet

    Plus, Scott is most likely in the lineup against the Blues tomorrow night, which means Hendry sits. Leddy is better served playing in Rockford than watching in Chicago

  2. Michael Gonzalez says:

    I HOPE LEDDY COMES BACK HE IS FAST ON HIS SKATES, BEING PHYSICAL WILL COME WITH TIME !!!!

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