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The Chicago Blackhawks waived left wing Rostislav Olesz on Thursday.
The seventh overall pick of the 2004 draft, Olesz did not collect a point in six contests and was a healthy scratch in 12 games this season.
"He didn't get a ton of opportunities," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said of the 26-year-old Olesz.
"His opportunity was limited but I guess sometimes you earn your opportunities as you go along here. His production ... he hasn't produced probably at the rate - and I'm not necessarily talking production - but his overall game maybe we were looking for more."
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The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forward Rostislav Olesz (RAHS-tih-slav OH-lehsh) to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Olesz, 26, ap...
Some stories have an ending so clear that you know what they are well before they get there.
The Rostislav Olesz story was one, as most fans knew at this acquisition in the Brian Campbell trade that he would end up off the NHL roster -- be it in Rock Vegas or on another team. That's why a lot were clamoring to buy him out when it only would have cost the Hawks $700K. But they...
from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, With Rostislav Olesz and his $3 million-plus cap hit in the minors, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman will have $6 million to $7 million at his disposal to improve his team, if needed.
“Give or take,” Bowman said of the amount.
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Chicago won the Stanley Cup in 2010 but had salary cap difficulties...
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