The Blackhawks assigned forward Jacob Nilsson and defenseman Philip Holm to the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL on Monday after they cleared waivers.
Holm was signed in the offseason to a one year, two year contract ($700,000 NHL/$300,000 AHL). The Swedish left-defenseman has played in two preseason games, averaging 14:27-minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, and quarterbacked the first power play unit for 4:37-minutes in Tuesday’s game in Detroit. In two games, he had a goal and an assist, and a 54.5 Corsi-For rating.
Nilsson played in two preseason games in the bottom six, averaging 12:26-minutes of ice time and won 55.6-percent of his faceoffs (5-for-9). He will return to the IceHogs where he played 61 games last season and notched 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists).
Chicago’s training camp roster now stands at 30 players: 17 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders.
Forwards: Drake Caggiula, Ryan Carpenter, Kirby Dach, Alex DeBrincat, David Kampf, Patrick Kane, Dominik Kubalik, Alex Nylander, Brendan Perlini, John Quenneville, Brandon Saad, Aleksi Saarela, Andrew Shaw, Zack Smith, Dylan Strome, Jonathan Toews, Anton Wedin
Defensemen: Adam Boqvist, Carl Dahlstrom, Calvin de Haan, Dennis Gilbert, Erik Gustafsson, Duncan Keith, Slater Koekkoek, Olli Maatta, Connor Murphy, Brent Seabrook
Goaltenders: Corey Crawford, Collin Delia, Robin Lehner
Forwards: Liam Coughlin*, MacKenzie Entwistle, Alexandre Fortin, Brandon Hagel, Mikael Hakkarainen, Matthew Highmore, Reese Johnson, Graham Knott, Philipp Kurashev, Dylan McLaughlin*, Jacob Nilsson, Nathan Noel, Dylan Sikura, Tyler Sikura*, Tim Soderlund, Kris Versteeg*
Defensemen: Nicolas Beaudin, Lucas Carlsson, Philip Holm, Chad Krys, Nick Moutrey*, Josh McArdle*, Dmitry Osipov*, Jack Ramsey*, Jake Ryczek*, Joni Tuulola
Goaltenders: Kevin Lankinen, Chase Marchand*, Matt Tomkins*