Blackhawks Roster Questions Begin At Practice

With so many players missing action recently because of injuries, the Blackhawks have been paying for a regular shuttle back and forth from Rockford lately.

But could that all end soon?

At practice Wednesday morning, Dave Bolland, Patrick Kane and Fernando Pisani were all on the ice with the team. So was top prospect Jeremy Morin, the only player recalled from Rockford on Wednesday morning.

Marian Hossa was not on the ice during practice.

According to coaches, only Bolland is expected to return to the lineup when the Blackhawks host the Avalanche on Wednesday night. However, Pisani and Kane are believed to be close to returning to the lineup, which is good news for Blackhawks fans.

Kane and PisaniĀ could return as early as Friday night, when the Western Conference-leading Red Wings come to town.

When the team is fully healthy, there will be decisions that have to be made about the NHL roster. Where does a player like Jordan Hendry fit? And, more importantly, what happens to Morin?

The team has to get healthy first, and the news on Wednesday is at least encouraging that this might happen soon.

3 thoughts on “Blackhawks Roster Questions Begin At Practice

  • December 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    morin stays, hendry stays, others on their way out of town (scott/boynton)?

  • December 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    If I was in the shoes of the coaches and general manager.

    John Scott stays, he getting good amount of ice time for the one year deal, low amount of pay he is receiving; which benefits the Blackhawks. He is also a great enforcer when the Hawks needs him.

    Nick Boynton stays as he is a fourth liner. Nick Boynton is better than Jordan Hendry.

    Tomas Kopecky leaves the team as he is no help on the forward line. Makes room for cap space and a potential trade with another team.

    Jordan Hendry doesn’t even play at all on the Blackhawks. Hendry only plays like 20 games per year on Hawks. This is a potential trade too.

    With Hendry, Kopecky gone and the trade you got from them send them to the AHL IceHogs and bring up Jeremy Morin Perminately

  • December 15, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    A) Nick Boynton is a fourth liner? Yeah… on defense. And you only skate three pairs.

    B) John Scott got a two-year deal.

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