There will be a lot of new faces on the ice Wednesday night Blackhawks jersey season opener, for many different reasons.
One game suspension is to keep the veteran defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson out of the lineup.
Household names such as Shaw and Ladd have moved to greener pastures.
And the second, Andrew, who was expected to help fill the offensive void they left behind is now miss much time.
The head coach Joel Quenneville surprised the media today, saying Andrew Desjardins has four to six weeks and lower body injuries, probably caused by blocked shot in Saturday’s preseason finale.
Influx of young people used to plug some of the holes six rookies dress career Wednesday night.
Vincent Hinostroza, Tyler Motte, Ryan Hartman, Nick Schmaltz, Gustav Forsling and Michal Kempny all the training team today and seem to be at least in the period from the big league list.
Another possibility, which shone in his stint with the Hawks, 19-year-old Alexandre Fortin, was sent to play the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Fortin may not be re Blackhawks until his junior football season ends.
Brandon Mashinter and Mark McNeill were two strange men final 23 spots.
They put on waivers.
If no one claims them, they are likely to move back to Rockford.