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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Fortin Is Still Here

By Keith Schultz
Sep 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Alexandre Fortin (82) and Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Ethan Prow (42) at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Alexandre Fortin (82) and Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Ethan Prow (42) at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks made more roster moves on Monday, but the one player that is still around is Alexandre Fortin who has had one heck of a summer.

It’s pretty impressive to go from undrafted rookie, to a player at the Chicago Blackhawks training camp and preseason activities in the final stages with at least a shot of making the opening night roster, but that is the kind of summer Alexandre Fortin is having in 2016.

He even has Joel Quenneville calling him intriguing after his goal on Sunday night against the Detroit Red Wings which was a killer move to score the Chicago Blackhawks first goal of the game.

There are only two options for Fortin at this point which is to go back to his juniors team or make the Chicago Blackhawks roster.  Of course the smart money has him getting another look in a preseason game before he gets sent back to his junior team, but stranger things have happened with Joel Quenneville and roster moves.

When looking at the forwards left, Vincent Hinostroza really hasn’t done much to impress this preseason so far and to be honest neither has Ryan Hartman so who knows what Coach Q is thinking about right now.  The Hawks are going to need some secondary scoring, and Fortin looks like he could provide that so will he make it.. I doubt it but it’s a great story this fall.

Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to start your Tuesday.

Watch Nick Schmaltz and Tyler Motte talk about their college years (Blackhawks)

The Chicago Blackhawks placed Viktor Svedberg and 4 others on waivers on Monday (Second City)

Niklas Hjalmarsson was suspended for the rest of the preseason and opening night for his hit on Ty Rattie (Committed Indians)

Michal Kempny is adjusting well and quickly to the smaller NHL rinks during the preseason (CSN)

Why the Chicago Blackhawks should be wary of splitting up Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin to spread out the offense (Hockey News)

Every team around the NHL most important free agent to be this coming offseason (Bleacher Report)

Are Roman Josi and P.K. Subban a perfect defensive match in Nashville? (Predlines)

It still amazing that the Las Vegas franchise still doesn’t have a team name, but it has a Team President now (Pro Hockey Talk)

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