Teuvo Teräväinen Sent To Rockford

On Thursday afternoon, the Blackhawks reassigned forward Teuvo Teräväinen to Rockford.

The IceHogs have five games left on their regular season schedule (four at home). Their one road game is in Rosemont against the Chicago Wolves on Sunday, April 13.

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15 Responses to Teuvo Teräväinen Sent To Rockford

  1. SouthSideHawkMan says:

    Probably the best move for him right now, hopefully he can put up some nice numbers in the AHL, is Rockford out of the playoff hunt?

  2. Windy City Z says:

    Best thing for him, and with the Home & Home with the Wolves on April 13th & 18th those games should be on tv.

  3. Windy City Z says:

    Oh by the way, Southside, the Hogs are 1pt behind the Rochester Americans for the 8th and final spot in the west and 2pts behind the Ok City Barons for 7th place…So yeah, these games are big (as far as AHL playoffs go).

  4. Ernie says:

    I’m moderately surprised they didn’t send him straight to Rockford. Glad they didn’t because I saw his first game. You have to wonder what would have happened had Kane not gotten hurt. Would they have even brought him over? Give him a look with Kane to see how they work in a real game?

  5. ebonyraptor says:

    Good move. With the Hogs losing a lot of games lately they have dropped out of playoff position so they probably have to pick up at least 8 out of the possible 10 points to make the playoffs. That will be a great experience for TT to play pressure packed games on the smaller ice. Hopefully TT can acclimate quickly – not much time left.

  6. morrison says:

    I am sure he would have played in a game or so. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in a playoff game. Getting the experience in those 3 games (and maybe one PO game) will be really good for development. He was 17 at the draft.

  7. David Bonnema says:

    I don’t think the Hogs have a shot at the playoffs, guys. At least from what I’m told.

  8. ebonyraptor says:

    The current West Conference standings:

    1. Texas 99 pts.
    2. Grand Rapids 96 pts.
    3. Toronto 90 pts.
    4. Chicago 90 pts.
    5. Abbottsford 85 pts.
    6. Milwaukee 83 pts.

    Those 6 are almost certainly in. The 7th and 8th seeds will be from among the following teams (Rockford currently tied for 9th place):

    Oklahoma City – 71gp, 33w, 77 pts.
    Rochester – 70gp, 33w, 76 pts.
    Rockford – 71gp, 33w, 75 pts.
    Charlotte – 72gp, 36w, 75 pts.

    Rockford has a game in hand on Charlotte but if the end up tied Charlotte has the tie breaker with more wins. So the Hogs have their work cut out for them – they may need 8 out of the possible 10 points to get in.

  9. Bannerman & Belfour says:

    Great news. Its going to be exciting to watch him play. As for the playoffs, we are in a tough spot because of our schedule and the teams in front of us. I don’t know that this will get us in the playoffs but its the right move for everyone concerned. We have him at home 4 times. I will let you know how he does.

  10. Pete says:

    Maybe this is reality with respect to where TT’s current level of play is, but I’m disappointed that he won’t keep playing with the Hawks now.

  11. Mike says:

    I hope TT makes an immediate and solid contribution to the Hogs. The Calder Cup playoffs are just as intense as the NHL playoffs. I have never believed the Hogs give up games in the name of “development” as so many here believe. I believe our AHL team is deep but there are many better teams. The Hogs lose a couple of players (Pirri, Hayes and lately Morin, Nordstrom) and the team basically nosedives. I am disappointed. I really hope the Hogs make the playoffs. B&B when was the last time the Hogs were in the playoffs? Please don’t tell me the players “accept” loses in the name of development.

  12. Sr. Brad says:

    We were in the playoffs for the ’08, ’09 and ’10 seasons but missed the last 3 years. Mike this year’s problems relate to all the youth, we have half the team that has never played more than about 60 games a season. Losing the players you mentioned hurt a lot but most of the young players have just hit a wall with their energy and thats what has hurt more than anything else. Even Ross has hit a wall and I didn’t think that was possible. But I can tell you that most of the fans in my section all understand why the Hogs are here, and the playoffs are secondary to getting these kids ready to play Hawk hockey.

  13. John Wangsauce says:

    That’s one step closer to the Blackhawk’s playoff roster rounding out. I’d like to see Regin back in the lineup these last 2 games. Hopefully if Q really does plan on using Zeus as 2C when the playoffs start, he will rest the guy so he is at least more ready.

    How does everyone feel about potentially playing a wounded STL team in the 1st round?? Backes (foot) and Oshie (concussion?) are now out as well. I have to say, I’d like to stick it to them more than COL, but hopefully those 2 are back by the playoffs so we don’t hear the excuses from the classy STL fans (although the excuses would come anyways).

  14. ebonyraptor says:

    Sr.Brad – welcome back, we were going to send out a search party for ya. :)

    In addition to the comments you made, it seems that Hog’s goaltending has fluxuated between barely adequate and abysmal. Some of that is probably due to overall team defense deficiencies but, correct me if I’m wrong, the Hog’s goalies are not good.

  15. Pete says:

    I think the Hawks are in good shape to play and beat St Louis in the first round. I really shouldn’t look ahead, but as a fan its okay for me to do so and my thought is that I expect the Hawks to have to play and beat Colorado at some point if they are going to repeat. And Colorado will be easier to beat in the first round as opposed to the second round because Duchene will likely be back from injury for the second round. So that is how I see it.

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