On Saturday morning the Blackhawks announced forwards Andrew Shaw and Zack Smith are done for the year.
The Blackhawks brought back Shaw, 28, via trade from Montreal in June. He remains in concussion protocol; Shaw has three goals and seven assists in 26 games this year. Shaw cost the Blackhawks second and seventh round picks in the 2020 NHL Draft and a third round pick in 2021. Shaw has two years remaining on his contract with a $3.9M cap hit.
Smith, 31, was acquired from Ottawa in July for Artem Anisimov. He is having back surgery. He has four goals and seven assists in 50 games this season. He has one more year on his contract with a $3.25M cap hit.
The Blackhawks recalled forward Brandon Hagel on an emergency basis on Saturday. Hagel, 21, has 30 points (19 goals, 11 assists) in 55 games with Rockford.