After four brutal road losses to open the season, the winds of change are starting with the Blackhawks.
On Thursday the team took the ice in Chicago for the first time during the regular season. Veteran center Carl Soderberg joined the team for the first time, which is encouraging news.
However, it appears Brandon Pirri is the odd man out. Pirri was placed on waivers by the Blackhawks on Thursday.
Chicago also promoted MacKenzie Entwhistle and Reece Johnson to the Taxi Squad.
Pirri was acquired from the Golden Knights for Dylan Sikura on Sept. 28 but has been a healthy scratch the past three games. He was credited with two shots on net in 11:29 in Chicago’s season opening loss on Jan. 13 in Tampa.