The Blackhawks assigned defenseman Dennis Gilbert and forward Anton Wedin to the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL on Monday. Earlier in the day, Chicago placed defenseman Carl Dahlstrom on waivers. He’ll need to clear waivers in order to join Gilbert and Wedin in Rockford.
Both Dahlstrom and Gilbert were competing with Slater Koekkoek, who is not waiver-exempt, for the seventh defenseman role. Wedin was one of a host of players vying for a bottom-six role.
Chicago’s final 23-man roster is due at 4 p.m. Tuesday ahead of the team’s season opener Friday against Philadelphia in Prague.
Forwards: Drake Caggiula, Ryan Carpenter, Kirby Dach, Alex DeBrincat, David Kampf, Patrick Kane, Dominik Kubalik, Alex Nylander, Brendan Perlini, Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw, Zack Smith, Dylan Strome, Jonathan Toews
Defensemen: Calvin de Haan, Erik Gustafsson, Duncan Keith, Slater Koekkoek, Olli Maatta, Connor Murphy, Brent Seabrook
Goaltenders: Corey Crawford, Collin Delia, Robin Lehner
Forwards: MacKenzie Entwistle, Alexandre Fortin, Brandon Hagel, Mikael Hakkarainen, Matthew Highmore, Reese Johnson, Philipp Kurashev, Dylan McLaughlin*, Nick Moutrey*, Jacob Nilsson, John Quenneville, Aleksi Saarela, Dylan Sikura, Tyler Sikura*, Tim Soderlund, Kris Versteeg*, Anton Wedin
Defensemen: Nicolas Beaudin, Adam Boqvist, Lucas Carlsson, Dennis Gilbert, Philip Holm, Chad Krys, Jack Ramsey*, Jake Ryczek*, Joni Tuulola
Goaltenders: Kevin Lankinen, Matt Tomkins*