The Chicago Blackhawks are desperate for offense right now. They’re near the bottom of the NHL in almost every offensive category and too many of their key players are slumping in a terrible way.
So they made a roster move on Monday evening.
The Hawks sent one of their struggling forwards, Philipp Kurashev, to Rockford and recalled forward Josiah Slavin.
Slavin, 22, was originally a seventh round pick (#193 overall) by the Hawks in the 2018 NHL Draft. After two years at Colorado College, he made his professional debut with the IceHogs last season. He scored three goals with four assists in 15 games with Rockford last season and, to date, has four goals and four assists in 15 games this year.