Posted by TimS on Tue, 10/05/2010 - 11:54
Center Ryan Potulny and defenseman Jassen Cullimore were put on waivers Tuesday for the purpose of assigning them to Rockford.
That sheds $1 million in payroll to insure the Hawks are under the $59.4 million salary cap for Thursday’s opener at Colorado.
The Hawks needed to trim the roster after deciding to keep rookie defenseman Nick Leddy and his $1.11 million cap hit.
The roster now stands at 22, including injured defenseman Brian Campbell.
Only 20 players will be available to play on Thursday against the Avs because of Nick Boynton’s one-game suspension.
Jack Skille returned to practice Tuesday and skated on the fourth line with Jake Dowell and Viktor Stalberg.
The other lines:
Kopecky – Toews – Hossa
Pisani – Sharp – Kane
Bickell – Bolland - Brouwer