Now IceHogs: Schilling, Mashinter Clear Waivers

On Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA reported that the Chicago Blackhawks had placed forward Brandon Mashinter and defenseman Cameron Schilling on waivers.

On Monday, both players cleared and were assigned to Rockford.

Schilling, who will turn 27 on Oct. 7, played in six NHL games over three seasons with the Washington Capitals before signing with theĀ Blackhawks signed him on July 2 to add depth on the blue line. He looked good in preseason action, but lost out in a numbers game; Chicago has too many bodies for the NHL roster already.

4 thoughts on “Now IceHogs: Schilling, Mashinter Clear Waivers

  1. Stephen Johns sent to the minors by Dallas today as well. Did not beat out any of the 8 defensemen the Stars are keeping.

    He could not make a team that has these defensemen – Jordie Benn, Jason Demers, Alex Goligoski, Jyrki Jokipakka, John Klingberg, Patrik Nemeth, Johnny Oduya and Jamie Oleksiak.

    Maybe the Hawks knew more than some here thought but then anyone who really watched Johns skate knew the same thing.

  2. It may not be a question of Johns being better than those 8. It may have more to do with control. All those guys ahead of him require waivers to be sent down. Johns and Julius Honka do not. By sending Johns down they protect assets and buy time for a trade or injury in the future.

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