|Nov. 2 10:43 AM PT11:43 AM MT12:43 PM CT1:43 PM ET18:43 GMT2:43 AM 北京时间11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST22:43 UAE13:43 ET - The Chicago Blackhawks sent slumping forward Bryan Bickell to Rockford of the AHL on Monday and recalled prospect Marko Dano. The 29-year-old Bickell has struggled since he was rewarded in June 2013 with a four-year contract extension that pays $4 million annually.
Analysis: Bickell has no points in seven games this season after clearing waivers in early October. According to coach Joel Quenneville, Bickell is not injured and needs to work on his consistency if he hopes to return to Chicago.
|Oct. 3 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET16:59 GMT12:59 AM 北京时间9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST20:59 UAE12:59 ET - Bickell has cleared waivers and will remain with the Stanley Cup champions for now.
Analysis: Bickell could have been sent down to Rockford of the American Hockey League after he cleared waivers on Saturday, but coach Joel Quenneville says he is staying and would play against in the Blackhawks' exhibition game against Dallas. The Blackhawks are looking for more production from Bickell after he had 14 goals and 14 assists in 80 games last season, and then struggled in the playoffs.
|Oct. 2 10:01 AM PT11:01 AM MT12:01 PM CT1:01 PM ET17:01 GMT1:01 AM 北京时间10:01 AM MST12:01 PM EST21:01 UAE13:01 ET - A person familiar with the move tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Blackhawks have placed Bickell on waivers. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Blackhawks did not include Bickell as part of their roster moves Friday.
Analysis: In making the move, the Blackhawks free up $4 million that Bickell's contract represents against their salary cap.