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The two moves that I have been anticipating have finally panned out. This is part one of what I had hoped the Hawks would do, more on the rest later.
The Blackhawks placed Rostislav Olesz on waivers Wednesday. I saw this coming for a couple of weeks now. Olesz was acquired from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defense man Brian Campbell. He had no points and was a -1 in six games with the Hawks this season. The former first-round draft pick was a scratch for 12 games this year, so far. Teams have 24 hours to claim Olesz and if he isn’t picked up by another team could be headed to the Rockford Ice Hog Olesz was part of the deal that dumped the big salary of great, but over paid, Brian Campbell . If Olesz heads to Rockford, the Hawks would still be on the hook for his salary of $3.4 million, but would gain $3,125,000 of cap room.
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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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The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forward Rostislav Olesz (RAHS-tih-slav OH-lehsh) to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Olesz, 26, ap...
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