The Chicago Blackhawks accounced two roster moves on Saturday morning. One was logical, the other intriguing. The logical move was the Hawks recalling wing Jack Skille from the AHL. Skille, 22,áhas been considered a top prospect in the organization since Chicago drafted him seventh overall in 2005. In the absence of Marian Hossa, Skille figured to see time with the Blackhawks at some point this season, but was among the final cuts made before the season began. The intriguing move that happened Saturday was the loss of wing Radek Smolenak. Smolenak, 22, was claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sept. 25 and made his first appearance for the Hawks in ThursdayÆs loss in Detroit. He received a fighting major in the loss, and played just over four minutes. What made the loss of ...
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