The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Wednesday that they've place a forward on waivers.
The team and general manager Stan Bowman placed forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers, likely meaning he's healthy enough to return to action. He opened the season on injured reserve with an upper body injury.
Tootoo signed a one year $700k contract extension with the Hawks last season to help with the expansion draft requirements. The Hawks don't seem to have any room for him on the NHL roster at the moment and might not for the near future.
He put up three points in 50 games last season for the Hawks and scored four goals and and registered five assists in 66 games with the New Jersey Devils the season before while registering a -26 +/- rating and 102 penalty minutes. The 34 year old has been able to rack up 1010 career penalty minutes in 723 games played.
Jordin Tootoo (CHI) on waivers. Ness clears.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 29, 2017