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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Cuts Keep On Coming

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Blackhawks made some more roster moves on Monday, and now the opening day roster is getting closer to being finalized.

All of the PTO’s that showed up to training camp have now all been cut with two of the players I thought really had a shot at making the roster were released yesterday.

Lubomir Visnovsky and Daniel Paille both looked liked Joel Quenneville kind of players which is why many had them penciled in as possible players to make the roster. Visnovsky though older than Michal Rozsival looked to be a better skater than Rozsival, but in the end Visnovsky isn’t a trusted defenseman like Rozsival. Paille just looked like a Stanley Cup champion vet who could sneak into that final spot, but in the end it was a numbers games the veterans couldn’t solve.

The other thing that is starting to worry me is the health of Artem Panarin, because they said his injury wasn’t very serious, but after being rumored to be returning to practice today wasn’t and now he isn’t to return until later this week. Panarin is supposed to be ready for opening night, but hearing lingering injury isn’t very promising this time of year.

Here are some morning links to kick off your Tuesday morning.

Ryan Garbutt has turned heads with his speed and other intangibles that Coach Q likes with this newcomer (Blackhawks)

The Chicago Blackhawks keep working on their 3 on 3 overtime work which should be an advantage for the team (CSN)

A preview of what to expect from Marian Hossa this upcoming season for the Chicago Blackhawks (The Committed Indian)

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Injuries to Zdeno Chara and other Bruins veteran defensman are opening the doors for youngsters in Boston (Pro Hockey Talk)

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