Sep 23, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wingBrad Winchester
(left) and center Joakim Nordstrom (middle) congratulate left wingBryan Bickell
(29) after Bickel scored a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Today the Chicago Blackhawks that announced their final roster. Defenseman Ryan Stanton was placed on waivers. Stanton was signed by the Blackhawks in 2010 by the Blackhawks as a free agent. Stanton played with the Rockford Icehogs last season. He did appear in one game with the Blackhawks.
With Stanton being waived defenseman Michael Kostka becomes the 8th defenseman on the Blackhawks roster. The move also means that long shot center Joakim Nordstrom has earned the last forward spot on the Blackhawks.
In other Blackhawks player news, Kyle Beach has been assigned to HV71 a team in Sweden. Beach was a 1st round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2008. Beach resigned with the Blackhawks on 1 year contract this July. Beach was waived earlier this NHL preseason by the Blackhawks. He cleared waivers and was assigned to the Rockford IceHogs. Beach must have decided that playing in Sweden was a better opportunity than playing another season with the Rockford Icehogs.
The Blackhawks roster consists of 13 forwards 8 defenseman and 2 goal tenders. The Blackhawks open the season on Tuesday October 1sup>nd at 7:00pm.