Since the end of the Olympics, the Blackhawks have made a series of minor moves.
After losing defenseman Mike Kostka to Tampa Bay via waivers, the organization also lost AHL defenseman Viktor Svedberg to season-ending shoulder surgery. With Svedberg out, the Hawks traded forward Brad Winchester to Minnesota for AHL defenseman Brian Connelly. Connelly had been an AHL All-Star with the IceHogs before he was dealt to Calgary in 2012.
After Stan Bowman told the media the Hawks were not shopping before the Stadium Series game on Saturday, the Blackhawks traded center Brandon Pirri to Florida for a third round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and a fifth round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Pirri will rejoin former IceHogs teammates Dylan Olsen and Jimmy Hayes on the Panthers; they were traded to Florida in the Kris Versteeg deal earlier this season.
Then on Monday, the Hawks announced that the organization and forward Brandon Bollig had agreed on a three-year, $3.75M contract extension.
Soon after the Bollig news broke, coach Joel Quenneville told the media that forward Marian Hossa will miss 2-3 weeks with an upper body injury. Hossa was hit behind Pittsburgh’s net on Saturday night during a Hawks power play in the first period and did not return to the game.