Blackhawks Place Collin Delia, Malcolm Subban on Waivers

On Sunday, the Blackhawks placed two goaltenders on waivers: Collin Delia and Malcolm Subban.

The hope is that both clear and head to Rockford. However, teams looking for an inexpensive backup for their NHL roster may be willing to poach one from the Blackhawks for nothing.

Kevin Lankinen will back up Marc-Andre Fleury this season in Chicago… to the surprise of nobody.

On Sunday morning, Scott Powers at The Athletic updated the contract status of Alex Nylander, who apparently will not need to clear waivers to play in Rockford this season. According to Powers, for waivers purposes the league is not considering last year part of Nylander’s service time; he’s 53 NHL games short of being waiver exempt. He was sent to the AHL on Sunday.

14 thoughts on “Blackhawks Place Collin Delia, Malcolm Subban on Waivers

  • October 10, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    unless barry trotz’ goalie coach mitch Korn gets a hold of these two, hawks will never regret it if either or both is/are poached

  • October 10, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Good news re: Nylander. Gives him time to prove or disprove whether he is an NHL player. A win/win for the Hawks for not losing him on waivers for nothing.

  • October 10, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Likely one of Subban or Delia gets claimed, good chance Habs might take one until Price is ready. Be good to have one for callup until Soderblom gets some games in.

    Nylander exempted from waivers again another year, go play in Rfd. and try to earn his way back i guess. Still kind of expect a trade could happen before tomorrow. If not interesting to see how the ltir wheel goes, somebody has to be on ltir before season starts, either Shaw or injured Dmen and one or other on ltir opening day. If Shaw alot less maneuvering for opening day but until somebody moved be tighter as season goes on.

  • October 10, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    re Ian – neither defenseman will be on LTIR because neither will be out long enough to warrant it. Andrew Shaw will be as soon as the clock strikes midnight, however. That way the Hawks maximize their cap.

    Nylander going to Rockford is as much because he isn’t healthy yet and his wheels aren’t there as it is about the NHL roster having enough depth that they don’t need to carry him.

  • October 10, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    “for waiver purposes the league is not considering last year part of Nylander’s service time”. LOL!!! even the league sees something StanBo cannot.

  • October 10, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    I expect Subban to be claimed off waivers

    Ian – without doing the math it seems with only 13 FWs on roster and some paper transactions before Tuesday and then Shaw to LTIR that they’ll have room to bring people up from RKF as needed

  • October 10, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Gus back for 800k for a year. Looks like roster could be 12 fwds from last night plus Hagel and Gaudette, the 6D from last night plus Gus and MAF and Lank of course. Shaw on off season ltir to allow them have 85.4m capspace on opening day, plus Kalynuk and C. Jones on ir, use ltir for a callup if needed. Numbers with 2 goalies waived and Nylander sent down should work and use most of Shaw’s space up for opening day.

  • October 10, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    If Entwistle has made the team that’s great

    He’ll play so someone who expected to play like Khaira or Carp or Strome (most likely) will be a healthy scratch along with Gaudette to start

  • October 10, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Should the Hawks get Barré-Boulet on Waiver . Salary cap is 760,000 .. 24 y o . Good player with good speed . Just a thought

  • October 10, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Gus back? Flat out stupid. Guy is an absolute disaster in his own own. Bowman just can’t help himself.

  • October 11, 2021 at 6:24 am

    Wrap 14 fwds., 12 from Saturday plus Hagel and Gaudette. Tab C. Jones 4 to 6 weeks definitely would be long enough for a 10 game 24 day ltir window. Kalynuk be on the bubble, 3 and half weeks , 10th game is Nov. 1st. That said if Shaw used to open season on ltir, may not need in season right away.

  • October 11, 2021 at 6:33 am

    Hagel took a puck in practice was in alot of pain, then didn’t play Saturday, traveled with team so maybe was a game time decision. Mighta been ga m’ e time decision, hopefully ready for opener.

  • October 11, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Nylander to Rkfd Is a good thing for HAWKS not so much for Icehogs though

    Yes he has potential but doesn’t have the heart for it IMO

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