Blackhawks Announce Training Camp Roster

On Monday morning the Blackhawks announced their roster for training camp.

Noticeably missing is veteran Zack Smith, who is allegedly healthy enough to skate but is not on the roster for camp.

A number of players were not able to join the team on the ice for practice on Monday:

  • Evan Barratt (unfit to participate)
  • Brent Seabrook (unfit to participate)
  • Kirby Dach (right wrist)
  • Alex Nylander (left knee)
  • Jonathan Toews (medical issue)
  • Carl Söderberg (immigration documents)

15 thoughts on “Blackhawks Announce Training Camp Roster

  • January 4, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Krutil ony unsigned prospect, Hakkarainen and Brad Morrison not listed as players signed to Nhl contract. Cale Morris signed to Ahl deal as 5th goalie not a surprise to be on list as they will want to get a good look at him as an elc candidate for next season.

  • January 4, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Also seems to indicate Seabriok failed pre camp physical which is something to watch how it plays out.

  • January 4, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Yeah, first thing I noticed was no Seabrook on roster.

  • January 4, 2021 at 11:13 am

    A few guys I am interested in:

    Alty: I liked clip of him training by pushing an old car around.

    Entwistle: he battles. If we get lucky he could be next Brouwer.

    Hagel: late bloomer?

    Kurashev: good skater, solid, can both dish and score.

    Soderlund: fast and fearless but has really fallen on the depth chart.

    Suter: finding Euro gems is the only thing Stan’s crew does well.

    Regula: still can’t believe we got him for Perlini.

    Lankinen: if he doesn’t stand on his head we may not get 30 points.

    I’m not saying any of these guys pan out, but it will be nice to have a look at them.

  • January 4, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Tab, to clarify: “unfit to participate” does not mean Barratt & Seabrook are out the full two weeks of camp, correct?
    Its just the blanket definition the NHL has assigned, say if a player is quarantining & waiting on a COVID result?

  • January 4, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Stefanie each team is allowed 36 skaters and no limit on goalies in camp. That would mean they are out for camp as 36 skater list submitted, unless some provision where after cuts made more can be added, which have not saw anywhere that could happen.

  • January 4, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Will we have another blow with Seabrook missing the start of the season ?
    Is he really coming back or decide to just move on with his life and stop playing?
    Barratt….how can you be unfit at your first ever training camp ? Covid ? Or ?
    Very unlucky for the kid to be unable to show up .
    Anyway for I don’t know what reason I am not surprise at all that he is not there .
    I had that feeling Last year that he will never be a Hawks player .and now he is not there in the best time to get a real opportunity..very strange

  • January 4, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    That forward list would sure look a lot better with Dach and Toews on it. So, if both get put on LTIR, does Bowman spend the money or is it a true rebuild now?

  • January 4, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    The discussion on what to do with LTIR space is probably moot because (1) both Dach and Nylander are on the ELC contracts so their cap hits are low and their replacement players will use up that cap space, and (2) you can’t really use Toews cap space because the hope is even if he does go on LTIR he won’t be on there for very long – so you can’t sign someone using some of Toews cap space and then not have enough to bring him back off LTIR.

  • January 5, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Given Toews,s statement I would proceed as though he is not coming back at all.With Seabrook not passing the physical and Zach Smith being waived hopefully we can take a run at Barzal from the Islanders, who did not show for camp, or put together a trade for the very unhappy Bluejacket Center who just signed a bridge contract and wants to be traded.

  • January 5, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Tim, I didn’t get that takeaway from reading Toews’ statement. I also didn’t takeaway a message that he plans to be back soon. My takeaway was he doesn’t know if/when his health issue will be resolved, but that he hopes it will be so he can get back to doing what he loves.

  • January 5, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Honest question, please don’t roast me….

    How do we know Seabrook didn’t pass his physical? Maybe he tested COVID+ after being in Canada all offseason?? Or he’s deciding to opt out to be with his family; in light of what he’s been dealing with the last couple years? It *is* a short season…

    Same with Barratt???

  • January 5, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Stefanie we don’t but however you want to say it they weren’t cleared to participate, just have to see how it unfolds. If somebody not going to play for other reasons for any length of time as well, this is also first step towards that also.

  • January 5, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Ian – there’s nothing about guys being “unfit to participate” that should be read as a guy dodging ice time w/ the team. In the COVID world we’ve been living in for almost a calendar year we should be smart enough by now to realize that there’s vague league-approved language for missing time because of something physical (like waiting for a test result) and the way a team and/or player presents an absence when the player isn’t happy/wants out.

    I would never in a million years presume that Brent Seabrook isn’t on the ice because he’s pouting. There’s a reason with all of the leaders and quality veterans this franchise has had over the past decade that he wore an A on his shoulder.

  • January 5, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Tab where did i say anything about pouting or dodging, obviously you didn’t take time to actually read my posts, i said other reasons which could be injury, illness or whatever reason you would be unfit to play, not necessarily just covid. Maybe not cleared to play instead of failed medical would have been a better choice of words, still indicates some reason he isn’t there and we need to see what that is. not sure about training camp but pretty sure Bettman indicated they would be saying if players were out because of covid unlike the bubble this summer, where they said they wouldn’t say if somebody was.

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