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Dano, Hartman Among Blackhawks Roster Cuts

On Friday morning, the Blackhawks reassigned forwards Marko Dano, Ryan Hartman, Vince Hinostroza, Brandon Mashinter, Dennis Rasmussen and Garret Ross and defensemen Erik Gustafsson and Ville Pokka to the Rockford IceHogs.

Viktor Svedberg remains with the NHL club, one of the nine defensemen currently on the roster (including injured Michal Rozsival).

Chicago still has 13 forwards on the roster, including both Kyle Baun and Viktor Tikhonov. The surprising name on this list of cuts is Dano, who was acquired in the deal sending Brandon Saad to Columbus. Most figured him to be a lock for the Opening Night lineup, but the Hawks are limited both by the salary cap and roster size.

Dano, Hinostroza and Hartman have been impressive throughout the preseason, but the Hawks need to make a deal to open up roster space for them to be promoted. There is certainly still a chance that takes place before the regular season begins.

11 thoughts on “Dano, Hartman Among Blackhawks Roster Cuts

  1. The Dano send down must be temporary. I don’t profess to be very knowledgeable about the finer points of the salary cap, but this kid is to good to not make the big club. Dano looks to have some big upside IMO.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  2. It could just be a cap thing sending Dano down, but if not, I am perfectly ok with it. Get him out from under the microscope for a few weeks or more, let him get his game together, play with some confidence, and hopefully thrive. He has been very ordinary the past few games but this is not a bad thing, again if it’s development based. If it’s salary cap based, they’ve got a move in the works.

  3. I don’t care where he plays, but Dano needs to play in his natural position. Every big time coach puts his players in the best position to succeed. Coach Q will do just that, because he’s a big timer.

  4. Q’s comments on Dano:

    “He’s a young player. He had a decent camp, and he was ordinary in a couple of games. We want him getting pace into his game and getting our system in tune to his game,” Quenneville said.

    “We just want him playing. There are a lot of guys who were in the same boat,” Q added. “We sent a lot of guys who were competing for the same opportunities here who, down the road, can play. Right now, get playing and hopefully they’re the first ones to get back.”

  5. Dano has been disappointing, and looked off, slow since that huge hit he took…

    Looks slow, and that is not good… hope its just thinking too much, or like mentioned,, maybe he prefers rigjt side.

    Hino has been impressive fast, and smart.

    Bye bye bickell, me hopes

  6. Not only am I upset about Dano being sent down but I need to figure out a way to get back those three hours of my life wasted seeing that game last night. I actually thought that later in the game the Blues intentionally committed penalties so they could play shorthanded. Special teams were horrendous.

    On the bright side, I thought Rundblad was clearly the best Dman last night. Svedberg looked awful on that first Blues goal. I wonder if he beat out the other aspiring Dmen by being the least awful among them.

  7. Random thoughts to start the year

    Looks like the Teuvo redux only for Dano this time. Hope he can pick it up quickly (get in tune). The thought of Shaw on the first two lines is depressing

    Does anybody else feel like Baun is Bolig revisited?

    Watching the 3rd defense pair (Svedberg? Rundblad?) Where does the 15 minutes/night needed to save the top 4 from exhaustion come from?

    Remember during the 2nd cup run how effective the line of Shaw – Stahlberg – Bickell was. Could Hinostroza reprise the Shaw role on that 3rd line. I thought he had a great camp. Same age as Shaw was.

    Either Panarin is special or he has the Hawks over a barrel on this KHL thing. Otherwise, that’s a big leap of faith to start the year.

    Sorry for the long post.

  8. I’m good with Dano being sent down for now. Honestly, he needs work. This isn’t Columbus. He’s got to engage in the play and get himself comfortable enough with the Q disciplined and highly accountable style of play. The kid is going to be fine. He will learn, grow and be here soon enough. Baum has been fantastic and this plugger of a player earned himself a job for at least awhile.

  9. Agree with Rufus. Let’s chill over Dano. The season hasn’t begun and giving the 20-year old some AHL playing time will improve his game.

    Lots of changes this season with a nice crop of future Blackhawks getting experience in Rockford. If Kane gets cleared, things will work out for years to come. Maybe not this year, but soon afterwards.

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