Blackhawks Place Caleb Jones on LTIR, Send Entwistle and Kurashev to Rockford (For Now)

With Tuesday being Opening Night in the National Hockey League, Monday saw a lot of action on the transaction register.

The Chicago Blackhawks were one of the busy teams.

The Hawks announced defenseman Caleb Jones has been placed on LTIR. Chicago also placed defensemen Alec Regula and Wyatt Kalynuk on injured reserve.

Collin Delia and Malcolm Subban both cleared waivers and were sent to Rockford. Joining them — in theory — are MacKenzie Entwistle and Philipp Kurashev. They figure to be back in Chicago soon after the league year officially begins; this is a paper move to maximize cap space.

8 thoughts on “Blackhawks Place Caleb Jones on LTIR, Send Entwistle and Kurashev to Rockford (For Now)

  • October 11, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    Makes life easier using Jones ltir to exceed cap and have Shaw on in season ltir. Good that’ll work put to get compliant.

  • October 11, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Appears Gus contract doesn’t count until season starts, allows them to slip under to be compliant, crazy stuff.

  • October 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    That guy they hired from Capfriendly is becoming an impact player ; )

    So happy for Entwistle – I didn’t think he’d make because he is waver exempt but it’s great he did

    I remember in 2019 seeing a junior playoff game with Boquist’s team London vs Entwistle’s Guelph – I was impressed with both but the game turned in Guelph’s favour when they put Nick Susuki with Entwistle and their line dominated – Susuki was the clearly the better offensive player but even then you could see Entwistle did all the little things that win games and playoff games

    Hope he develops into that sort of NHL player – so far so good

  • October 11, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    The cap is so ridiculously weird that Tampa would trade assets for Seabrook’s albatross. For months if not years beat writers and fans moaned and groaned about how saddled the Hawks were with perhaps the worst contract in hockey. Then they sold it for guy who will now Center for Patrick Kane and a 2nd round pick.

  • October 11, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Feel like Entwistle will get 1st chance to be the 4C, with Carpenter and Khaira with maybe Gaudette getting time on that line. Strome might get some games with both Dach-Hagel on a line or Toews-Kubalik, with Borgstrom and Kurashev fighting him for a spot.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see Mitchell start as 3rd pair/ 2nd pp qb spot ahead of Gus, he ‘ll likely have a short leash if he struggles before Gus gets slotted in.

    Wonder if one of Subban or Delia gets loaned to another Ahl team until somebody gets in injury trouble and comes looking for a backup with Nhl experience.

    Have some real depth in Rfd. this year, besides goalies, skill fwds like Reichel, Nylander plus grittier guys Hardman, R. Johnson with Nhl experience. A veteran blueline on Nhl roster and youngsters developing in minors should be ready to provide some decent depth there too. Been quite awhile since this much depth was available, may payoff over a long season, time will tell.

  • October 11, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    We should get a sense at practice tomorrow who # 6 D will be to start – Mitchell or Gus

  • October 11, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Just noticing Win +4000 Hawks +4000 to win Cup. Only 5 Western Conference teams with better odds.

  • October 12, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Things are shaping up – 1 day to go. Yippee! The anticipation is like the day before Christmas.

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